BIAA Lecture: Living in Luxury/ Terrace House 2 in Ephesos by Dr. Sabine Ladstätter.

22 March 2016 19:00 to 21:00

A BIAA lecture by Dr. Sabine Ladstätter (Director of the Austrian Archaeological Institute) held at the Turco British Association  - Türk İngiliz Kültür Derneği (Bestekar Sokak No. 32, Kavaklıdere, Ankara. Tel: 0312-4191844)

The event is supported by the Austrian Embassy

* Simultaneous translation to Turkish will be provided

Living in Luxury/ Terrace House 2 in Ephesos

Terrace House 2 is a ca. 4,000 m² insula lying directly in the Roman city centre of Ephesus. Due to its exceptional state of preservation the complex counts amongst the most scientifically important and moreover most remarkable monuments of its type. The special state of preservation results in the fact that the structure not only allows a classification and analysis based on ground plan, chronology and history of style, but also represents an almost inexhaustible source for the material culture of the Roman period, for multiple analyses in the study of domestic architecture. In addition to its undisputed scientific relevance, Terrace House 2 also represents a great challenge in terms of restoration. As a large-scale workshop and as a magnet for visitors, the monument today is frequented by large numbers of people; alone in 2015 more than 150,000 interested individuals found their way to Terrace House 2.

Dr. Sabine Ladstätter is the Director of the Austrian Archaeological Institute, and is Excavation Director at Ephesus. She holds her degrees from the University of Vienna (Ph.D.) and the Karl-Franzens-Universität (University of Graz), and her areas of specialization are Roman archaeology, landscape archaeology, pottery, and archaeological method.  in 2012 she was awarded “Austrian Scientist of the Year 2011” by the club of Austrian journalists specializing in education and science.

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