Saturday, August 04, 2012

Restoration of Apollo Temple at Didyma begins

Restoration works have begun at the Apollo Temple in the Aegean province of Aydın's Didim district. The excavation work that has been conducted in the temple for 106 years by the German Archaeology Institute was canceled this year for the storage and restoration of materials unearthed during this process. 

Now the work is being carried out under the leadership of Austrian Bond University member Dr. Ulf Weber. Speaking to the press, the German Archaeology Institute Apollo Temple Restorations official Helga Bumke said she had been working on the excavations since 1994 and had found thousands of pieces during the Apollo Temple and Holy Road excavations. 

She said six people were working in the temple and 12 people were working in the storage unit, adding that two committees would come to the district in September to support their work.