Tekelioğlu Village

CLAS project headquarters in Turkey are located in the small village of Tekelioğlu, in the district of Salihli and province of Manisa, Turkey. Situated on the southern shore of Marmara Gölü, the ancient Gygaean Lake, and at the northern terminus of Bin Tepe (the so-called royal cemetery of Sardis known for its “thousand mounds,” the meaning of the name in Turkish), Tekelioğlu and its population of roughly 360 people graciously host our team during summer field seasons. In 2009 Ari Neiditz captured Tekelioğlu on film:

Tekelioğlu (photograph by A. Neiditz)

Tekelioğlu (photograph by A. Neiditz)

Tumuli in Bin Tepe (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

Tumuli in Bin Tepe (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

The Gölmarmara-Salihli highway through Bin Tepe (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

The Gölmarmara-Salihli highway through Bin Tepe (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

Fishing boat on the shore of Marmara Gölü (Photograph by A. Neiditz);

Fishing boat on the shore of Marmara Gölü (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

The calm waters of Marmara Gölü (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

The calm waters of Marmara Gölü (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

View into Tekelioğlu (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

View into Tekelioğlu (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

Tekelioğlu in Bin Tepe (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

Tekelioğlu in Bin Tepe (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

Tekelioğlu farmyard wıth tobacco fields and olive orchards beyond (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

Tekelioğlu farmyard wıth tobacco fields and olive orchards beyond (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

The village store in Tekelioğlu (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

The village store in Tekelioğlu (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

Kids playing in Tekelioğlu (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

Kids playing in Tekelioğlu (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

Kids playing in Tekelioğlu (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

Kids playing in Tekelioğlu (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

Kids playing in Tekelioğlu (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

Kids playing in Tekelioğlu (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

(Photograph by A. Neiditz)

(Photograph by A. Neiditz)

(Photograph by A. Neiditz)

(Photograph by A. Neiditz)

Dinner time in Tekelioğlu (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

Dinner time in Tekelioğlu (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

The "Pink Pension" (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

The "Pink Pension" (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

Sunset snacks on the balcony of the Pink Pension (Photograph by A. Neiditz)

Sunset snacks on the balcony of the Pink Pension (Photograph by A. Neiditz)