Anatolia’s colourful history has left a windfall of riches—ancient ruins, ornate Byzantine churches, supremely elegant mosques, and splendid Ottoman palaces.
In this illustrated seminar, Serif Yenen, one of Turkey’s foremost cultural experts and an author, highlights the heritage and splendor of ancient Turkey through an examination of some of its cultural gems.
Serif Yenen runs his own company, Cultural Interaction Points, to promote understanding of the Turkish culture; we are delighted that he has agreed to host this event for our members in his beautiful old apartment building. Şerif has given the same seminar at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. a few times.
Session 1 - Neolithic and Bronze Ages: Göbeklitepe, Çatalhöyük, Kültepe and Hattusha
Session 2 - Iron-Age, Hellenistic and Roman Periods: Urartu, Phrygian, and Lydian Civilizations
Session 3 - Christianity in Anatolia: Paul of Tarsus, Seven Churches of Asia, and Cappadocia
Session 4 - The Turkish Period’s Capitals: Bursa, Edirne, and Istanbul
Notes: Turkish kahve (coffee) and çay (tea) will be served, as well as a delicious typical light lunch. Also included in the price, participants will receive wonderfully illustrated maps of both Istanbul and Turkey showing the cultural highlights.This day will delight those interested in understanding more about Istanbul, Turkey and the Turkish people, whether you are a new arrival here or you are interested in getting deeper insights from an expert