HAR 01: Excavation & uncovering of the Arkadiane Street I

Costs    € 35,000.00
Duration    3 months (03–05/2012)
Code    HAR01

As a transhipment point for goods and wares, the harbour of Ephesos contributed significantly to the prosperity of the antique city. The most important connection between the harbour and the centre of the city was the Arkadiane Street. The boulevard (about 500 m long and 11 m wide) started at the Middle Harbour Gate and ended up at the Great Theatre.
The objective of this project is the cleaning and excavation of the Arkadiane Street. Primarily, work focuses on the part towards the Middle Harbour Gate that has not been under archaeological research so far.

The uncovering of the complete boulevard is of some importance for the site management of Ephesos. It is the first step for realising a new visitor’s entrance near the harbour area. Visitors will then be able to enter the ancient city from the harbour as it was possible in antiquity.