ABOUT

NekroPergEol is co-financed by the Agence National de la Recherche and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Principal investigators are Prof. Dr. Felix Pirson (DAI Istanbul) and Prof. Dr. Stéphane Verger (AOROC, UMR8546).
The excavations in Aigai are directed by Prof. Dr. Ersin Doger (Ege Üniversitesi Izmir) and Dr. Yusuf Sezgin (Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Manisa). The excavations in Kyme are directed by Prof. Dr. Antonio La Marca.
The Pergamon Excavation of the DAI is directed by Prof. Dr. Felix Pirson (DAI Istanbul) and Dr. Güler Ates (Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Manisa). The respective permits are granted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey

NEWS

Report on the Aigai 2016 campaign for DAI - Ute Kelp
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Rossella Pace /Beyond the Walls - Aigai
Built outside the walls, the necropolis tells us the story of the Ancient city.
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19th international congress of classical archeology

Cologne/Bonn, 22 – 26 May 2018
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WORKSHOP 2014/15/16

NekroPergEol The Second Year of Research
Workshop at the École Normale Supérieure - 30. November / 1. December 2016
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Monumental grave mounds and urban necropoleis
Workshop at the German Archaeological Institute Istanbul - 7. December 2015
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The Archaeology of Death in the Hellenistic period Meeting at the German Archaeological Institute Istanbul - 1 November 2014
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THE PROJECT

Monumental grave mounds and urban necropoleis

The Archaeology of Death in the Hellenistic period – modern methodology, social relations and local identities in Pergamon and the Aeolian cities
The necropoleis and the tumuli of Pergamon and Aeolian cities such as Kyme, Aigai or Elaia represent an important archaeological heritage for understanding the political, social and cultural dynamics in a key region of Hellenistic Asia Minor. They offer a wide range of socio-historical settings: on the one hand they provide information on gender and class, from the Attalid rulers and their allegiance to citizens of varying socio-economic background; on the other hand, the studied area includes the residential city of Pergamon and Elaia as well as possibly Kyme and Aigai. This situation presents an ideal background to approach a series of questions:
(1) the relationship between funerary practices and social order;
(2) The transformation of urban ideology and representation under the influence of Hellenistic kingship;
(3) The cultural impact of the interactions between the capital of the Attalid kingdom and the autonomous poleis;
(4) The transformation of local identities and the circulation of ideological models of Hellenistic Kingdoms in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC.

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