Turkey - The World's Largest Archaeological Site

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Turkey - The World's Largest Archaeological Site

<p>Modern day Turkey straddles the continents of Europe and Asia. In the ancient world it was a crossroads between the cultures of Eastern and Western Europe and the territories of the Near East. As

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Modern day Turkey straddles the continents of Europe and Asia. In the ancient world it was a crossroads between the cultures of Eastern and Western Europe and the territories of the Near East. As such, Turkey is littered with extraordinary archaeological sites that date from Neolithic times until the fall of the Roman Empire. In this lecture a number of Turkey’s archaeological sites will be examined along with the societies that created them. Some are famous – Ephesus, Didyma, Aphrodisias, Pergamum and Troy. Others are less well known, Gobeklitepe , Catal Hoyuk, Hattusha, Letoun and Xanthos.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Know and understand the breadth of archaeological sites in modern day Turkey.
  2. Appreciate the role ancient Turkey played in ancient world affairs
  3. Discern the various peoples and cultures who called ancient Turkey home
  4. Have a new awareness of the importance of ancient Turkey and the efforts of the modern Turkish government to protect sites for the benefit of all.