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BIAA Lecture - Changing Patterns of Tourism to Turkey’s Archaeological Sites

Events • Lecture

Since the 19th century tourism and Western antiquarian interest has played an in uential role in the excavation and reconstruction of prominent Near Eastern archaeological sites. This lecture explores how the absence, presence and abundance of tourism continues to dictate excavation and conservation priorities and practices at archaeological sites across Turkey.

Speaker:

Dr Aylin Orbasli is Reader at Oxford Brookes University and also an independent heritage consultant on projects focused on the protection and management of cultural heritage sites, including World Heritage Sites in Turkey and the Middle East.         

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