Poster “The End of the Aegean Bronze Age” now available

The main premises of the foundation Luwian Studies is that up until now the study of Aegean prehistory suffered from a design flaw, because it focused exclusively on archaeological sites that are located in Europe. A new poster is now available – with either English or Turkish legends and captions – to demonstrate the difference between the current paradigms and the new model proposed by…


Colloquium on Luwian Studies to be held in Zurich

Luwian language and script will be the primary subjects of the first colloquium of the foundation Luwian Studies, which will be held on 3 November 2016 in „Zentrum Karl der Grosse“ in the old town of Zurich. Many of the (few) experts who scrutinize this early Indo-European language will be present. The lectures by Annick Payne (Basel), Frederico Giusfredi (Verona) and Ilya S. Yakubovich (Marburg)…


Luwian Studies receives global media attention

The launch of the Luwian Studies’s website in English and German received much media attention around the globe: New Scientist, NZZ, Die Zeit, Popular Archaeology, Daily Mail, Red Orbit, Huffington Post and TO BHMA in Greece report sympathetically about the revitalization of Aegean prehistory. New Scientist produced a one-minute video that was watched by over 100,000 people during the first ten hours.


Book “The Luwian Civilization” has appeared

The foundation Luwian Studies today announced the go-live of its website in English and German as well as the publication of a book entitled “The Luwian Civilization – The Missing Link in the Aegean Bronze Age”. The book contains virtually all the texts and most of the illustrations that make up the English version of the website. People who are interested in the Middle and…


Lectures at the Universities of Aksaray, Kırşehir and Ankara Gazi

Another series of lectures about the Luwian civilization took place on invitation of the Universities of Aksaray, Kırşehir and Ankara Gazi from May 4 to 6. In the photo, Professor S. Yücel Şenyurt, head of the Department of Archaeology at Ankara Gazi Üniversitesi, congratulates Eberhard Zangger after his lecture. The speaker emphasized the approach that characterizes the work of Luwian Studies: firstly, using a scientifically…


Professor Christian Marek visits Luwian Studies

Professor Christian Marek, historian, epigraphist and author of the reference work History of Asia Minor in Antiquity, visited the team of Luwian Studies and said afterwards: “I was very impressed from the visit to Mr. Zangger and his team in the offices of Luwian Studies in Zurich. Historical and archaeological issues, particularly with respect to the Middle and Late Bronze Age in Anatolia, are addressed…


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

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 Denızlı. The newsportal 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…


Large audience at Selçuk University in Konya

On invitation of the Archaeological Society of Konya, Dr. Eberhard Zangger spoke today in front of 250 students and faculty members at Selçuk University in Konya. He highlighted the tremendous potential of future inquiries into the Aegean Bronze Age. If more sites are excavated in western Turkey, researchers are bound to illuminate the indigenous Anatolian cultures of the 2nd mill. BCE.