Andreas Victor Walser

Germia, Türkei: Epigraphischer Survey in der Umgebung von Germia in Nordwestgalatien

From 2009 until 2013, the microregion around the Byzantine place of pilgrimage (Germia) was the focus of an epigraphic survey. In the course of the project, which was part of a wide-ranging archaeological study of the region, more than forty new inscriptions were discovered, analyzed subsequently and published in 2013. The fertile region around Germia has retained a mostly rural character; it was hardly ever mentioned in literary sources. All the more important are the new texts which further our knowledge of the history and historical geography of the area and shed new light on the people and their living conditions in the Roman Imperial and the Early Byzantine period.