Geto-Dacian fortified settlement. Greek emporium. Roman military fort and harbor town. Byzantine military and civilian urban center. More than ten centuries of history marks Halmyris, where multiple civilizations once ruled the point where the Danube river poured into the Black Sea. Halmyris was one of the most important military, civilian, economic and religious centers in the region throughout antiquity.
Today Halmyris sits in the oasis of natural beauty that is the Danube delta, a site of local tourism, religious pilgrimage, and archaeological exploration. Continuous excavation has been occurring here from 1981, but we've barely scratched the surface of what what's there to be discovered. We hope you'll join us in learning more, either through the resources on our site, or in person this summer on the dig!
On her blog Istanbul not Constantinople, Halmyris volunteer Lucy McDonald has a post on her impressions from her first week on this summer’s dig. Click over to read on her first week of digging, the summer crew, and, of course, … Continue reading →