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The Acropolis at Vice (Turkey)

Wiedersehen mit alten Bekannten

Project leadership:
Prof. Dr. Franz Alto Bauer
Prof. Dr. Holger Klein
Turkey, Vize

The Research Project
In the European part of Turkey, about half way between Istanbul and Edirne, lies the provincial town of Vize (Bizye). As an outpost of Constantinople on the Balkan peninsula and the source of a key water supply, in Late Antiquity and the Byzantine period Vize was of upmost strategic and military importance and correspondingly is often mentioned in historical sources as an episcopal see, a refuge, a pilgrimage destination as well as a Byzantine military base. Several…