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The Forgotten Kingdom Archaeology and Photography at Ancient Alalakh

Visiting Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-18:30, Sunday 12:00-18:30
Exhibition and Book Design:
 YESH Design, Yeşim Memişyazıcı

The Forgotten Kingdom consists of photographs from the first excavation in the area by British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley in the 1930s alongside with photographs from the 2000s by Murat Akar; one of the curators of the exhibit. With its comparative visual content from Ancient Alalakh (modern day Tell Atchana) in the 1930s and recent years, it offers a comparative look at the history and methodology of archaeology during the 20th and 21st centuries.

Being one of the significant centers of the Near East Bronze Age, ancient Alalakh is known as a cosmopolitan capital from which outstanding data on Anatolia, Near East and East Mediterranean Bronze Age (2000-1300 BC) is unearthed.

The exhibition presents the photos from Woolley’s excavations in 1936-1939 and 1946-1949 with the courtesy of Institute of Archaeology, University College London, alongside with photos from current Koç University excavations directed by Aslıhan Yener. Sponsored by Koç University and directed by K. Aslıhan Yener since 2003, the Tell Atchana, ancient Alalakh excavation is considered one of the most encompassing scientific archaeological excavations in Türkiye.

A book titled The Forgotten Kingdom, Archaeology and Photography at Ancient Alalakh by Koç University Press containing essays and a catalogue of photographs accompanies the exhibition.

Unutulmuş Krallık

The Forgotten Kingdom Hélène Maloigne

Unutulmuş Krallık ’ı serginin eşküratörü Hélène Maloigne’den dinleyin.
Listen The Forgotten Kingdom exhibition from its co-curator Hélène Maloigne.