Duderstadt Gallery: Section 12 - Antioch 1924-2004

The archaeological site of Pisidian Antioch is situated approximately a kilometer from the city of Yalvaç in central-western Turkey. With a population of 35,000 in the urban center and 100,000 in the surrounding region, Yalvaç is one of the largest cities in the province of Isparta. Today Yalvaç is a thriving cultural and commercial center with numerous markets, mosques, and a museum that houses many finds from the ancient city. Each year Yalvaç hosts a popular summer cultural festival. In 1924, Yalvaç was a much smaller, more rural place. Photographs by George Swain, expedition photographer; David Robinson, field director; and Enoch Peterson, assistant director, document the lives of the people of Yalvaç and the essential roles they played in the excavation in 1924.