IZNIK NECROPOLIS IN THE LIGHT OF RECENTLY DISCOVERED HYPOGEA


Ermis U. M.

TUBA-AR-TURKISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY, vol.14, pp.121-139, 2011 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: TUBA-AR-TURKISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-139
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Due to its location at the crossroads of the trade and military routes, Iznik (Nikaia) has been one of the most important cities during the Roman and Byzantine Empires in Anatolia. Even though there have been numerous studies on Iznik (Nikaia), nevertheless the focus of scholarly interest has been mostly on the religious buildings and city walls. The aim of this study is to evaluate a rather neglected part of the city, namely the Late Antique-Early Christian necropolis.