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Aphrodisias is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Greek and Roman periods in Turkey, famous in antiquity for its sanctuary of Aphrodite and its virtuoso sculptors. Excavations at Aphrodisias have been carried out since 1961 and have revealed an unusually well-preserved and picturesque ancient town, which makes an indelible impression on visitors and brings the civic culture of the Graeco-Roman world vividly to life.

In tandem with the publication of their book Aphrodisias V. The Aphrodisias Regional Survey (Verlag Philipp von Zabern: Darmstadt/Mainz, 2012), editors Christopher Ratté and Peter De Staebler have deposited the entire catalogue of archaeological points of interest recorded by the survey; the complete photographic archive; high-resolution scans of all the hand-drawn architectural drawings; and high-resolution versions of all the digital maps and plans in Deep Blue.

We congratulate Professors Ratté and De Staebler on their beautiful book and contribution to scholarship with this collection, which is available at http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/89592.


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