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ARCHAEOLOGY > Excavations at Aizanoi begin at a fest

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A festival was organized on June 10 for the opening of the second-term excavations at the ancient city of Aizanoi in the Aegean province of Kütahya’s Çavdarhisar district. The excavations had been conducted by German archaeologists in the ancient city for 30 years and have been transferred to Pamukkale University.

The ceremony was held in front of the Macellum building, known as the first stock exchange in the world. Following theater and folk dance shows, the İzmir-based Anatolian Philharmonic Orchestra performed a concert. As part of the festival, various events will also be organized at Manisa’s Salt, Denizli’s Hierapolis, Aydın’s Aphrodisias, İzmir’s Ephesus and Çanakkale’s Assos ancient cities and at the ancient theater in Bodrum, Muğla.

June/12/2012

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