Earthquake Relief

Your donation enables the OeAI to support affected members of our excavation team in Ephesos


Since Monday, we have been shaken by images from Türkiye and Syria. The devastating earthquake has cut a swath of destruction and deprived thousands of people of their livelihood. Unfortunately, among them are also numerous employees of the excavation Ephesos, who live with their families in the region. We want to help them! In these hours they are all with their families trying to survive, but soon the reconstruction will begin and life will have to be planned anew. We would like to contribute to this.

For this reason, we have set up a donation account and would be very happy about your support.

With your donation we want to support our colleagues individually with necessary used things: Clothing, work aids (laptops, work clothes etc.), housing equipment, costs for medical services.

The OeAI will also give those affected the opportunity to work in Ephesos after the excavation permit has been issued. In addition, the OeAW plans to offer the possibility of research and internship stays in Vienna.


Here's how you can help:

Bank                         Bank Austria
Account holder:      Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
IBAN:                       AT54 1100 0002 6265 0519

Purpose:                  Earthquake Türkiye, forename and surname, date of birth*

* Donations are tax-deductable for those who are registered for income tax in Austria. If you would like to avail yourself of this option, please provide your full name and date of birth along with the purpose of the transaction. In this case confirmation of the donation is directly communicated to the tax office by the OeAW.