After Diplomatic Tensions Between Turkey and Austria New Start for Archaeological Excavations in Ephesus

More+More+ ♦ Published: March 28, 2022; 23:48 ♦ (Vindobona)

Due to the talks between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen, as well as between Foreign Ministers Alexander Schallenberg and Mevlüt Cavusoğlu, a new start for archaeological excavations Ephesos could be achieved.

Austrian scientists can fully resume their field research on site in Ephesus, Turkey, this year. / Picture: © Turkish and Austrian crossed flags by Vindobona

Archaeological excavations in Ephesus have a long tradition.

Archaeologists have been conducting research at the ancient site since 1895.

Time and again in the history of the excavation work there have been interruptions.

Most recently in 2016 due to diplomatic tensions between Austria and Turkey.