Yusuf Demir / Antalya, July 23 () – In the Mediterranean resort province of Antalya, the 2nd Stone Sculpture Symposium will be held at the Kaş district, which was recently added to the UNESCO world heritage list.
Within the symposium to be held at the Xanthos ancient site, nine marble seating groups which fit the historic fabric of the site will also be installed.
Excavation works have been launched in 1950s by French acheologists at the Xanthos ancient cite near the Esen watercourse. Currently, led by Professor Burhan Varkıvanç excavation works are maintained by the Akdeniz University (AÜ) Faculty of Arts in the area. Last year, the excavation team has held the first symposium, within their work.
Akdeniz University Manager of Sculpture Department Professor Hanife Yüksel, teaching assistant Uşık Aslıhan and her students visited the symposium. Yüksel announced that, in memory of the symposium, they would like to bring a work of art by making nine marble seating groups, where tourists visiting the symposium could repose.
Visitors will be able to visit the Stone Sculpture Symposium, even repose on marble seats at the heart of ancient site’s athmosphere, until August 1 in Kaş, Antalya.