BIAA SUPPPORTED CONFERENCE: Remembering Keban after 50 Years

09 November 2018 09:30 to 18:00 | Ankara

Middle East Technical University,, METU TAÇDAM - Museum of Archaeology and Architecture Auditorium, 06690

Speakers: Mehmet Özdoğan; Cevat Erder; Laurent Dissard; Nezih Başgelen; Işın Yalçınkaya; Ayla Ödekan; Ayşe Haznedar Özkan; Ömür Bakırer; Turan Birgili; Ayşıl Yavuz; Sevil Gülçur; Numan Tuna; Halis Akder

Summary of Event: The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 also marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Keban Salvage Project, a turning point for Turkish archaeology and cultural heritage management. From 1966 onward, numerous national and international teams started documenting the cultural heritage that was soon to be flooded by the waters of the Keban Dam under the leadership of METU President Kemal Kurdaş. Integrated field work began in 1968.

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The conference is orgasied by METU-TAÇDAM with the support of Hacettepe University-HÜTKAM, Chicago University-Oriental Institute, the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) and the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT).

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