At the UvA meeting at Amsterdam, the campaign for 2002 is discussed.
At the Nemrud Conference-2 at Amsterdam, with more than thirty participants from ıtaly, Germany, U.S.A., Turkey, France, Macedonia and the Netherlands, the restoration and conservation methods are discussed. The Turkish government is represented by the governor of Adiyaman, Mr. Halil Işık.
The Nemrud Team is the guest of Hotel Kervansaray during the campaign of 2001. Hotel Kervansaray is strategical located at the foot of the Nemrud and an excellent place to start the research on this monument. In case you want to share the hospitality of the local people, feel free to contact the manager Mr. Mahmut Aydin tel. +90-416-7372190.
The Callidus laser is shooting at a high speed laser beams at the statues, registering the reflections. The Callidus technology is unique in the world and allowes for very accurate 3-D images of the statues. For the first time this 3-D Laserscan is used for an archaeologic site.
At a conference with international experts, organised by the World Monuments Fund at the Nemrud, the restoration and conservation methods are discussed. Besides the experts, are participating Mr. Fikret N. Üçcan, the Undersecretary, Dr. Alpay Pasinli, General Director of the Monuments & Museums Directorate and other representatives of the Ministry of Culture, together with Mr. Bülent Akarcalı, MP, and Prof.Dr. Herman Brijder of the University of Amsterdam.
GPS Team-2 setting up a satellite transmitter with the help of the representative of the Ministry of Culture. The GPS, Global Positioning System, makes use of the satellites orbitting the earth. GPS allowes for an accurate topographic mapping of the area and locating of the artefacts.
Prof.Dr. Onno van Nijf discussing with the team the erased text at the back of the Dexiosis stelae at the West Terrace.
Acting Projectmanager Prof. Dr. Eric Moormann checking the drawings of the single blocks made by Ellen Thiermann en Drs. Tesse Stek.
At the 14th of July the ınternational Nemrud Foundation in co-operation with the Ministry of Culture and the TDV, started the protection, restoration and excavation of the Unesco World Heritage Monument, the Nemrud Dağ.