In the Footsteps of the Hittites: Turkey & Syria - CANCELED

September 10 - 27, 2011

Led by Dr. Theo van den Hout

Follow in the footsteps of the Hittites, from Turkey to Syria, and observe first hand how these ancient people made Anatolia one of the greatest cradles of civilization! Led by Dr. Theo van den Hout of the Oriental Institute, this tour will visit the Hittite and Neo-Hittite centers of Hattusa and Karatepe, explore excavations at Göbekli Tepe and Tell Ta'yinat, and provide the opportunity to view this exceptional region through the eyes of its ancient inhabitants. As the world leader in the study of Hittitology, the Oriental Institute is uniquely positioned to provide this special tour of Turkey and Syria, giving you unprecedented access in which to study the culture, history, and language of the great Hittites. Space is extremely limited — register now to reserve your seat on this once-in-a-lifetime travel program.


  • Ankara
  • Hattusa
  • Cappadocia
  • Göreme Valley
  • Kaymakli
  • Yalburt
  • Hatip
  • Konya
  • Adana
  • Malatya
  • Karatepe
  • Arslantepe
  • Gaziantep
  • Göbekli Tepe
  • Yesemek
  • Plain of Amuk
  • Tell Ta'yinat
  • Tell Acana
  • Antakya
  • 'Ain Dara
  • Aleppo
  • Ebla
  • Apamea
  • Ugarit
  • Ras Ibn Hani
  • Damascus

Click here to view the Itinerary & Registration Form for this travel program.

Please contact the Membership Office at or (773) 834-9777 if you have any questions about "In the Footsteps of the Hittites: Turkey & Syria" or any other Oriental Institute Travel program.