The Italian Archaeological Mission to Hierapolis in Phrygia was founded by Prof. Paolo Verzone of the Politecnico of Turin; today, it is headed by Prof. Francesco D’Andria of the University of the Salento, Lecce.

Currently participating in the work are about 80 teachers, technicians and students from eight Italian Universities (University of the Salento, Politecnico of Turin, Catholic University of Milan, Cà Foscari University of Venice, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, “La Sapienza” University of Rome, “Federico II” University of Naples, University of Messina), the Italian National Research Council–Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage (CNR-IBAM), and the University of Oslo (Norway).

The Mission’s official publications are published by Ege Yayınları (www.egeyayınları.com) [Istanbul].