Category Archives: Turkey

An Island Settlement in Late Antiquity: Boğsak

This morning I came across an interesting blog post (via Bill Caraher) about a late antique island settlement off the coast of southern Turkey, Boğsak Island. The post summarizes a lecture given by Dr. Günder Varınlıoğlu at King’s College, London, … Continue reading

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Yedikule Prison, Cultural Diplomacy, and the Revival of Rebetika in Turkey

In the course of a random internet search, I came across an article on the revival of rebetika in Turkey. It piqued my interest because I know a few Turks who are, indeed, very interested in rebetika–they even have a … Continue reading

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Anatolian Archaeology Month on the ASOR Blog

Last month ASOR featured a series of articles on the archaeology of Anatolia on its blog. You can check out the entire series here. Some topics and highlights: Anatolians in Mycenaean Greece: much has been written about the movement of … Continue reading

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Traveling to Turkey? Some advice from Charles Fellows, 1838

“Hoping that my friends shall be induced to visit this interesting country, I shall give a few hints as to the machinery of traveling, which may be found of use to them. A tent is a first requisite, the old … Continue reading

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