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BIAA Lecture - Archaeologists and Treasure Hunters on the Tigris

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This lecture is organised by the British Institute at Ankara 

When British Consul-General and explorer J. G. Taylor surveyed the remains at Arzan in the province of Batman, he stumbled upon something remarkable - treasure littering its ancient streets.  That was in the 1860s, however the ‘farming’ of antiquities continues to this day, providing subsistence for those who need it and feeding ‘get rich quick’ dreams. All that is needed is a scruffy map, a barely legible sign, a bit of luck, and sometimes a metal detector bought online.

Speaker: 
Dr Gul Pulhan received her PhD in Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology from Yale University. Her specialisms are the Bronze Ages of northern Mesopotamia, Cultural Heritage Management and Museum Studies. She was among the founding faculty members of the Department of Archaeology and the History of Art at Koç University. Since 2009 she has conducted salvage excavations at Gre Amer, Batman as part of the Ilısu Dam Salvage Project. She currently coordinates the SARAT project (Safeguarding Archaeological Assets of Turkey) funded by the Cultural Protection Fund on behalf of the BIAA.


Booking required. 

Free for BIAA Members
£10.00 for non-BIAA Members

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