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About us

The Society of Friends of Ephesos has been one of the leading sponsors of Austrian research activity abroad since 1972. It was the Society of Friends of Ephesos that made internationally renowned projects like the re-erection of the Library of Celsus and the roofing over of the Terrace Houses in Ephesos possible.

The Friends of Ephesos are currently supporting the "Celsus Library 2.0" project. The aim is to fundamentally restore this icon of the Ephesos excavation, which was rebuilt 50 years ago.

You will find all kinds of information on our website – not only about our work as a society but also about the research being carried out in Ephesos by the Austrian Archaeological Institute (OeAI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

We would be delighted if we awaken your interest in archaeology and you would like to support our activities by becoming a member, making a donation or providing sponsorship.

Christoph Trentini
Martin Steskal 
President of the Society of Friends of Ephesos           
Director of the Ephesos Excavations
(Austrian Archaeological Institute at the Austrian Academy of Sciences)


Current Project: Celsus Library 2.0

Please support us!

Whether you would like to become a member, make a donation or provide sponsorship, we’re delighted that you are interested!

Our organisation qualifies as a beneficial recipient of donations. Your donation is therefore deductible as business or special expenses from Austrian income or corporate income tax.


General Meeting
Mo 25.11.2024 18:00 - 19:00
  • Ort
    Haus der Industrie, Schwarzenbergplatz 4, 1030 Vienna
Festive Annual Meeting
Mo 25.11.2024 19:00 - 20:30
  • Ort
    Haus der Industrie, Schwarzenbergplatz 4, 1030 Vienna
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