May
14
2016

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.
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May
11
2016

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…

May
07
2016

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…

May
05
2016

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…

Mar
23
2016

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 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…

Dec
02
2015

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.

Nov
18
2015

45-minute video explains significance of the Luwians

The Luwian Studies website now features a 45-minute live video of a presentation given by Dr. Eberhard Zangger during a conference in January 2015. The video is available in English as well as in a version with Turkish subtitles. Dr. Zangger elaborates on the recent research initiative that led to the cataloguing of 340 archaeological sites from the 2nd millennium BCE which fall between the…