Archaeology as a Source of National Pride in the Early Years of the Turkish Republic

@inproceedings{TanyeriErdemir2006ArchaeologyAA,
  title={Archaeology as a Source of National Pride in the Early Years of the Turkish Republic},
  author={Tuğba Tanyeri-Erdemir},
  year={2006}
}
AbstractThis paper investigates the change of discourse related to the inculcation of national pride through archaeology in the first 15 years of the Turkish Republic. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, archaeological knowledge was used by Turkish scholars in the propagation of national identity and pride by illustrating that Turks were an ancient people with a long and remarkable past. After the commencement of the first Turkish excavations in 1934, archaeology assumed a different role. More… CONTINUE READING