Sagalassos is an ancient Hellenistic archaeological site previously lost to time. Re-discovered in 1985, archaeologists have discovered a trove of archaeological finds and a wealth of information about the past civilizations. Since 2015, Global Heritage Fund is working to restore some of the monumental glories of the site.
|Sagalassos, an ancient Hellenistic city in southwest Turkey has been a part of the Global Heritage Fund campaign since 2015. Due to the unique geographical location, these baths and other exemplary elements of imperial Roman architecture such as the Agora have been well preserved compared to other Mediterranean sites. Sagalassos is especially unique as it was constantly occupied until the 13th century whereas other comparable cities such as Pompeii were frozen in time. GHF’s work at Sagalassos with partners Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project(SARP) and Katholieke Universitat Leuven(KU Leuven) has focused on documentation, conservation, and community development. Sagalassos was nominated in 2009 for UNESCO World Heritage designation. With help from GHF, SARP and KU Leuven, Sagalassos can gain the UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription it deserves. Global Heritage Fund will be focusing on documentation and conservation for the Upper Agora, Roman ‘Imperial’ Baths and community development. This includes a Site Risk Assessment & Mitigation Plan as well as a Site Management plan, necessary for a UNESCO World Heritage designation.|
Location: Turkey, Europe Organiser(s): KU Leuven, Sagalassos Archeological Research Project (SARP), Global Heritage Fund Funder(s): Daniel K Thorne Foundation, Inc., The Intrepid Foundation, Hitz Foundation, Handel Sunrise Foundation Funding received: $1,153,050 Commencement Date: 01/2015 Project Status: ActiveProject owner? Update this project