Görkem Kökdemir is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Language, History, and Geography, Department of Classical Archaeology, Ankara University. He finished his Ph.D. in the same department in 2009 with thesis “Propylon in Magnesia on the Meander.”
He was the co-director of the excavations of Magnesia on the Meander (Aydın-Turkey) with Prof. Orhan Bingöl, the director of the excavations for ten years.
Since 2021, he has been appointed to be the director of the excavations of Magnesia on the Meander by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
His primary research interests center on ancient architecture and architectural decorations, especially during the Hellenistic and Early Roman Imperial Period. While his current work concerns the excavation and publication of the Magnesia, he has also researched in Smintheion (Çanakkale-Turkey) on the architecture of the temple of Apollon Smintheus, Alabanda Apollon Temple.
Kökdemir was awarded the George M. A. and Ilse B. Hanfmann Fellowships by the American Research Institute of Turkey for his studies on Magnesia on the Meander; he visited Paris, Berlin, Rome, and Heidelberg for related work in 2007-2008.
He was also awarded the W.D.E. Coulson & Toni Cross Aegean Exchange Fellowship by the American Research Institute of Turkey for his new project about the Zeus Temple at Magnesia for the year of 2023 in Athens.
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