For more than a century the mosaic floors of the late "Roman Villa" in Halikarnassos have captured attention of scholars, and the present volume of Halicarnassian Studies contains a broad spectrum of contributions on architecture and the decorative arts, predominantly in relation to the Eastern provinces of the later Roman Empire.
In 1990, fresh archaeological investigations were initiated in ancient Halikarnassos in collaboration between Odense University and the Archaeological Museum of Bodrum. While previous Danish surveys at Halikarnassos (1966-1977) concentrated on the town's most famous monument, the Maussolleion, the scope of the new project is broader. Its purpose is to obtain information about the town, - about its street plan, public buildings, monuments, houses, inscriptions, pottery and other finds, dating from its foundation until Late Antiquity.
Contributors: Janine Balty, Museum Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Bruxelles; Ersi Brouscari, Museum of Kos; Lorella Maria De Matteis, University degli Studi de Perugia; Simon P. Ellis, Oxford University; Sanne Lind Hansen, Aarhus University; Signe Isager, Danish Institute at Athens & Odense University; Ida Malte Ploumis, Oxford University; Birte Poulsen, Copenhagen University; Wulf Raeck, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main; Gunilla Åkerstrøm-Hougen, University of Göteborg.