Dating back to the second half of the 19th century, the building consists of a courtyard and buildings on both sides. The south wing of...
The first archaeological excavations were carried out on Smyrna Agora between 1933 and 1941 in partnership with the İzmir Museum Directorate and the İzmir Historical Society. They focused on the Basilica (preserved in situ), and gradually extended to include the West and East Stoas.
In 1944, archaeologist R. Duyuran published a brief report on what he had found that year at the site. R. Naumann and S. Kantar published a much more comprehensive study in 1950.
Excavation work did not resume until 1997 (nearly half a century later), this time under the İzmir Museum Directorate.
Prof. Akın Ersoy picked up the shovel in 2007. He and his team are still working on both the agora and theatre.
Smyrna Agora Experience Center is built within the scope of “Heritage Alive” project realized by Conservation and Development of City Values Association of İzmir.
Kültürel Miras Yaşıyor projesi Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı tarafından Avrupa Birliği’nin mali desteği ile gerçekleştirilen “Ortak Kültür Mirası: Türkiye ve AB Arasında Koruma ve Diyalog-II (CCH-II) Hibe Programı” çerçevesinde hayata geçirilmektedir.
You can view the many artefacts that have been unearthed during the archaeological excavations in and around İzmir/Ancient Smyrna, both at the İzmir Archaeological Museum and the İzmir Museum of History & Art.
You can view the many artefacts that have been unearthed during the archaeological excavations in and around İzmir.
Watch the documentary to learn all about Smyrna Agora.