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The World of Phrygian Gordion, Royal City of Midas

Speakers: Julian Siggers, Brian C. Rose, Charles Williams and Nicolo Marchetti. International scholars and archaeological excavation directors exploring Phrygian culture found at Gordion and other sites around Turkey come together for a scholarly conference funded by the Office of the Provost University of Pennsylvania Research Council, the Penn Museum. Gordion was the capital city of …

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Penn Museum: The Golden Age of King Midas

Midas was indisputably the most famous ruler of the Phrygian kingdom in central Turkey, and his Golden Touch made him an especially favorite subject in Greek legend. His first monumental project as king was a colossal tomb for his father (ca. 740 BCE) that was excavated by the University of Pennsylvania in 1957, and the …

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Stockholm University: The Ottoman war — a comparative perspective on WWI

What is different about the Ottoman war? — A comparative perspective on WWI. The experience of World War I in the Ottoman Empire was substantially different from that in other belligerent countries in Europe. This was true for the outbreak of war, the war years themselves, and the aftermath of the war. It is now …

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Penn Museum: Brian Rose | Great Wonders | The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and its Successors

Each of the “wonders” in the ancient world was intended to symbolize the builder’s political and economic power, and to serve as a template for future monuments to such power. In most cases they succeeded: the statue of Olympian Zeus was used as a model for portraits of Napoleon and George Washington, while the Colossus …

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Earth from Space: Salty Turkey

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In this edition we explore Lake Tuz on the Anatolian peninsula.

Earth from Space: Probing Mesopotamia

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. Check out one of the first images from Proba-V over the border region of northern Syria, southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq in this edition.