Lectures about Luwians at the Universities of Izmir, Kocaeli and Denizli

From March 7 to 10, Dr. Eberhard Zangger, President of Luwian Studies, gave a series of lectures about the Luwian civilization on invitation of Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi in Izmir, Kocaeli Üniversitesi and Pamukkale Üniversitesi in Denizli. The newsportal arkeoskop.com reported about the lecture in Kocaeli. Zangger emphasized that the Luwian script was known for almost 100 years before Hittite cuneiform was discovered. Luwian hieroglyphs were in use for as many as 1400 years and the extent of the region where Luwian was spoken was bigger than the combined areas covered by the Mycenaean, Minoan and Hittite civilization.