Change at the top

Martin Steskal is new head of the Ephesos excavations

After fourteen years, there is a change in leadership of the Austrian excavation team in Ephesos. Sabine Ladstätter from the Austrian Archaeological Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences stepped down as director of the excavations shortly before her death. Her successor is Martin Steskal, who has been deputy director since 2015 and will continue the scientific cooperation with Türkiye. The Republic of Türkiye  approved the appointment of Martin Steskal as the new director of Ephesos Excavations in May, 2024. The 2024 excavation campaign starts at the beginning of June.

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