Teacher Study Tours 2008 – Group 1 Cappadocia – Ankara

8 07 2008
  • Ankara- Although it only became Turkey’s capital in 1923, Ankara is by no means a new city, indeed it is considerably older than Istanbul, having been founded by the Hittite, circa 1.200 B.C. It was soon taken over by the Phrygians whose vast necropolis came to light in 1925. It prospered under the Romans and a number of monuments have survived from this era, including a Temple of  Augustus and a Column of Julian.
  • Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey.
  • Lunch at Ankara Castle.
  • Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. The museum has a priceless collection stretching from prehistoric times to the classical period. It is undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest museums, and is housed in a restored Ottoman Han. The different cultures of Anatolia are presented here in chronological order and include outstanding examples of the art of the Hatti, Hittites, Phrygians and Urartians
  • Breifing on domestic/foreign policy issues hosted by Eurasia Strategic Research Foundation — ASAM.

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