Roberto Bixio

Roberto Bixio is a caver, researcher, and topographer, and holds an Honorary Doctorate from the National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia. Since 1991 he has been Director of the Team for Underground Studies in Turkey, which deals with the speleo-archaeological missions in central and eastern Anatolia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of Turkey and several Turkish and Italian Universities. He is author of 11 books and 160 papers in international journals and conference proceedings.


Göreme and Şahinefendi

ed. Roberto Bixio

Surveys from two areas of Cappadocia document underground architecture complementary to the most substantial Byzantine rock-cut churches. Conducted through speleological techniques and archaeometric survey, numerous defensive structures and related underground hydraulic systems were discovered. Full text presented in English and Italian. READ MORE

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