A MELTING POT OF PEOPLES

The history of Turkey tells of a 10,000 year-old civilisation. Anatolia is a melting pot where cultures from Sumer, Babylon and Assyria interacted for centuries with peoples such as the Hattis, Hittites, and Hourrites. The result was a unique Anatolian civilisation, which has long inspired the thoughts and legends of the West.

by: Izzet Keribar
The antique city of Ephesus has a history of
three thousands years. Among the still standing
buildings is thr Celcius Library admired for its magnificient architecture.

The ancient Bronze Age witnessed the establishment of the first independent city-states. At that time, the indigenous Hattis inhabited the centre and Southeast of Anatolia. The most spectacular findings from this time are those of Alaca Höyuk in the Kizilirmak region and of Horoztepe near Tokat, in the Black Sea region. They are contemporary with the royal tombs of Mycenae in Greece.

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Originally published by:
The Ministry of Tourism, Turkey


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