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Cultural Heritage Program

The main purpose of the Phoenix Cultural Heritage Program is to understand the ways in which local communities of Taşlıca and Söğüt villages, located just by the ancient site, currently relate to Phoenix itself, as well as to identify the values they assign to the archaeological site. Based on this understanding, a series of practical suggestions that could foster this contemporary relationship will be formulated.

Another purpose of the program is to identify strategies in order to reach out to groups and individuals who already have or are likely to have a connection to the site.

The long-term aim of this initiative is to contribute to the preservation of the archaeological and historical heritage of the region in harmony with the local communities and by involving the people who have an interest in the ancient site

Cultural Heritage
Education Program for Children

The ‘Cultural Heritage Education Program for Children,’ prepared within the scope of the Phoenix Archaeological Project, aims for children dwelling in Taşlıca and Söğüt villages to have awareness of recognizing and conserving the cultural environment they live in. The program, centered on children and designed on the basis of permanent learning, has created an active model in which children interact with tangible objects, learn by experiencing, living, doing, and entertaining. Accordingly, applied and experimental methods such as creative drama techniques, museum education, artificial excavation area, and creating a workshop place were preferred.

The main objectives of the program are for children to recognize, understand, and protect the cultural heritage of the land they live in and to transfer the cultural heritage they have to future generations. Raising individuals who are sensitive to archaeology and related issues, have gained awareness, are tolerant towards different cultures as well as their own, and are conscious and responsible, are among the expectations of the project.