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Sarah Vaelen draws a ground plan in the atrium of the palatial mansion.
Jelena Vanopdenbosch takes one of her more than a thousand points.

Photos courtesy Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project. Click on images to enlarge.
by Marc Waelkens

Recording: August 21-30, 2005

Recording is one of the activities that continue throughout a season. On the site, the recording of the architectural drawings of stone plans and elevations went on, now again supervised by our faithful and highly dedicated architect since years, Karel Paul. Before the architects can start drawing, however, they need exact topographical points taken with the help of a laser theodolite. Since the start of the season, day after day, Jelena Vanopdenbosch, who must have measured thousands of points and levels, carried out this job. We cannot express enough our deep appreciation for this kind of uneventful job she continued to fulfill without any complaint, some days waiting long periods before something turned up, at other moments asked everywhere at the same time. With her professionalism she has--probably without realizing it--determined the whole course of our excavation and recording activities, as nothing could be moved or no new layer removed, without her taking the exact coordinates or levels. The success of this campaign, therefore, is also largely due to her.

We also would like to express our special thanks to Rudy Pelsmaekers, who came to spend a large part of his yearly holiday at Sagalassos for the third year in a row, in order to help with the database and the recording of all finds during the most hectic part of the season.

[image]Rudy Pelsmaekers in the database room
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