Project History

From 1996 to 2004 Hoff and Townsend conducted an architectural survey of the standing architecture within the region. This study was one facet of the regional survey, the Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project, under the field direction of Nicholas Rauh of Purdue University. The main thrust of the architecture component of RCASP was aimed at the documentation and recording of the physical remains of the major cities (including Antiochia) and minor sites within the survey zone. Numerous articles on RCASP research by team members have already appeared and final reports of the survey phase are currently being prepared for publication.

In the summer of 2005 Hoff and Townsend formed a separate project, along with architectural engineer Ece Erdo?mu?, also from the University of Nebraska, to begin work in Antiochia. The new project, the Antiochia ad Cragum Archaeological Research Project (ACARP), at first operating under the aegis of the local Alanya Museum, was granted a full excavation permit in 2008 by the Archaeological Directorate of the Turkish Ministry of Culture. The temple excavation is the first facet of a long-term study of the ancient city.
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Survey of the Temple Site