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Archaeological Institute of America lecture

Kinet Höyük, an ancient seaport near Iskenderun in Turkey, has been the subject of excavations since 1992. The lecture will be given by Dr. Marie-Henriette Gates, Professor of Archaeology at Bilkent University in Turkey.

When: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, 6 p.m.

Where: S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Rd., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Lectures

Description:

EXCAVATED SEAPORT PROVIDES WINDOW ON ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN WORLD

Kinet Höyük, an ancient seaport near Iskenderun in Turkey, has been the subject of excavations since 1992. This fascinating site offers a long perspective on maritime life in the northeastern-most corner of the Mediterranean. Kinet can be identified with classical Issos, overlooking the plain where Alexander the Great defeated the Persians in 333 BCE, and with an earlier Hittite harbor named Izziya (ca. 1500-1200 BCE). The lecture will be given by Dr. Marie-Henriette Gates, Professor of Archaeology at Bilkent University in Turkey.

Phone: 805-845-7707

Event posted Jan. 6, 2014
Last updated Jan. 7, 2014

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