Tanya Sieiro van der Beek (2015)
My visit to the NIT was aimed at conducting research for my ReMa thesis which focuses on the ancient city of Pergamon and the Great Altar in particular. This one month stay was a very valuable experience. Besides the possibility to conduct library research at the excellent collection of the NIT itself, I was also able to visit other institutes also located at Istanbul like the DAI (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut). An additional advantage was the possibility to travel from Istanbul to Pergamon where I stayed for five days to do field research. The possibility to study the site in person, instead of just from archaeological plans, has significantly broadened my understanding of the site. The opportunity to stay at the NIT has laid the foundations for my thesis which I will now finish in the coming months. I would strongly recommend a stay at the NIT to any scholar if presented the opportunity.