Sardis archaeological site

One of our Compact Phoenix systems, complete with both NdYAG (1064nm) and ErYAG (2940nm) laser handpieces, has finally arrived at its destination in western Turkey: the important archaeological site at Sardis (capital of the Lydian empire in the 7th and 6th centuries BC and a major centre in Persian, Hellenistic and Roman times). The Archaeological Exploration of Sardis was founded in 1958 by Harvard University and Cornell University with the support of the authorities in Turkey. Each year’s team consists of 50-60 scholars, students, and professionals from the United States, Turkey, and around the world, including experts in archaeology, conservation, art history and other disciplines. Over the past half-century more than 700 students and scholars from more than 100 institutions have worked at Sardis – we are excited that one of our laser cleaning systems will now be used at such an important archaeological site and are very much looking forward to working with the team.