This website aims to inform the general public as well as archaeological specialists about the archaeological and historical research project Funerary Life in Pisidia. As this project has only recently started, it contains a summary of the project and a blog that presents stories of Dies van der Linde, who currently is in the region of Pisidia conducting research. In the future and with permission, the collected data and the published articles as well as all other interesting things imaginable that are related to the research project will be placed online.
The research project is about people like you and me. It is about soldiers and shepherds, about the rich elite and about society’s poor. It is also about abstract themes like life and death, local and global, and the formation of individual and communal identities. All of it reflected by the manner in which people commemorated their dead and built monuments for the deceased in Pisidia during Roman dominion. As such, this website lets you enter the world of both Zeus and Hades.
Dies van der Linde has created this website. His research aims to catalogue the grave material of Roman Pisidia in order to get a better understanding of the developments of the social identities in a globalizing world. His research trip to Turkey (July-September 2014) was supported by a research permit of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, a research grant of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and a fellowship of the Netherlands Institute in Turkey (NIT). The project ('Funerary life in Pisidia') is a collaboration between Dr. Lidewijde de Jong (University of Groningen, the Netherlands) and Dr. Bilge Hürmüzlü (Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi, Isparta, Turkey).
Map of Turkey providing a general indication of the territory of Pisidia