Tracking the Frontiers of the Hittite Empire
Ann Gunter, Northwestern University
April 7, 2010
7pm, Breasted Hall
A century ago, excavations at Boğazköy uncovered cuneiform tablets and architectural remains that identified the site as ancient Hattusha, capital of the Hittite Empire. From about 1400 to 1200 BC, the Hittites ruled over a large empire extending from western Turkey to northern Syria. This lecture explores ongoing archaeological investigations at Boğazköy and other sites along the empire's frontiers, which shed light on art and architecture as well as imperial administration, trade, and international relations.
Lectures are free and open to the public due to the generous support of Oriental Institute Members. Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.