A tour of Miletus
The Miletus Museum exhibits the finds from many years’ worth of excavations in Miletus. It is located on the paved road that also leads past the theater. Its exhibition is an impressive journey through the long history of the city of Miletus, and you should not miss it if you ever visit the area. More information is available from the museum website and the archaeological park.
This section introduces many of the monuments and buildings that remain in Miletus to this day, grouped by the city’s various areas. Under each summary, a list of references offers a brief overview of the most important works written on the topic. These lists are not complete.
Here are some guides to Milet:
- Philipp Niewöhner (ed.), Milet / Balat: Miletus / Balat: Urbanism and Monuments from the Archaic to Ottoman Periods (Istanbul, 2016)
- Jürgen Kleine, Führer durch die Ruinen von Milet, Didyma und Priene, Die Karawane 21 (Ludwigsburg 1980)
- Gerhard Kleiner, Die Ruinen von Milet (Berlin 1968)
Many of these publications are based on Philipp Niewöhner’s 2016 guide of Miletus. The team of the dig of 2019–2022 edited them anew, supplemented information and added pictures. This project involved Alexander Reich, Caitlin Bamford, Christof Berns, Fabian Sliwka, Florian Schwake, Julien Zurbach, Lauren Osthof, Lisa Steinmann, Marieke Bohn, Mark Ohlrogge, Nadia Cahenzli, Nisan Lordoğlu, Sandra Golling, and Silas Munnecke. We thank our colleagues and students for their efforts!