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Title: Byzantine Architectural Carvings from Abydos in the Hellespontus
Author(s): TÜRKER, Ayşe Ç.
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 47 Date: 2010
Located in the middle section of the Dardanelles, Abydos was a great city with an important customs station and port. In spite of this, archaeological data about the Byzantine period of the city is limited. This creates a serious problem for the medieval investigations. Furthermore, as a result of the effects of World War I, intensive afforestation activities, and recently increasing construction, the archaeological traces of the Byzantine period are disappearing rapidly. Therefore, it is of considerable importance to document the archaeological data without delay. It is envisaged that the information to be obtained as a result of documenting and evaluating the finds in detail can contribute significantly to understanding the Byzantine period of the region and the problem of the location of Abydos. The architectural carvings of the Byzantine period we detected in Abydos and its environment constitute the subject of this study. The works we examined were detected in Karacaören, Nara Point and Çanakkale, and during our studies in Çanakkale Archaeology Museum.