From July 1 2014 until 30 September 2014, Dies van der Linde resided in the region of Pisidia as well as at the Netherlands Institute in Turkey, Istanbul. During this period, besides visiting several museums and archaeological sites in Pisidia to make an inventory of the grave material in this region, he participated in the Isparta Archaeological Survey, directed by dr. Bilge Hürmüzlü. This blog introduces the reader into the world of an archaeologist, who travels abroad for research purposes. In addition to archaeological material and activities, this world entails the encounter with a team of Turkish archaeologists and with the society, whose history he is actually investigating.
This research would not have been possible without the efforts and support of Dr. Lidewijde de Jong and Dr. Bilge Hürmüzlü. It is supported by a research permit of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, a research grant of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and a partial fellowship at the Netherlands Institute in Turkey. Currently, Dies continues his research activities as a PhD candidate at Koç Üniversitesi (Istanbul, Turkey).