Ali Kazim Öz / Senol Özyalin / Özer Akdemír


Metropolis is one of the most important minor Ionian cities which produced and exciting archaeological results. A Roman wall with several niches and apses has been excavated on the eastern slopes in 2003. As the excavation proceeded, it has been clearly understood that this wall belonged to an Imperial Roman Bath. Even though the whole bath complex has not yet been fully excavated, it is to assume that this building might be called a public city bath of a large scale. The geophysical surveys will give us important clues in order to direct further excavation.
In this sense the multi-electrode method was tried to apply on the Roman Bath at Metropolis. The subsurface archaeological remains responses of the Resistivity Method are investigated intended to explore of building construction or probable other buried ruins. This research presents the geophysical results of two areas in season 2004. Multi-electrode resistivity imaging techniques using the Wenner-Schlumberger electrode array have been applied for mapping and to obtain two dimensional views of the subsurface. The vertical cross-sections or pseudo-sections were measured by the tomography method. These visible resistivity measures were processed to the “Res2dinV Program” which developed by Loke. The computer program is activated as semi-demo and makes the 2D Modeling Process continued with three repetitions. The two methods that are finite elements and finite contrast can be chosen at work. The buried walls of the bath complex have the same alignments as the existing ruins. The results of the geophysical surveys will be tested with actual digging in 2005, especially in the adjacent areas.