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The book about Troy has been published in Turkish, English and German. AA photo

The book about Troy has been published in Turkish, English and German. AA photo

A new book of articles on the ancient city of Troy in the northwestern province of Çanakkale retraces the city’s excavation and relationship with Anatolian culture.

Articles by the former head of excavations at Troy, German archaeologist Professor Manfred Osman Korfmann, have been collected in a book titled “Troia Rüzgarı” (Troy Wind), published in Turkish, English and German.

At a press conference held on Sept. 19 to promote the book, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Archaeology Department member and the deputy head of Troy excavations, Professor Rüstem Aslan, said the articles in the book explained how the ancient city had been transformed from ruins into a tourism center, the excavation process and the city’s ties with Anatolia.

He said the articles had been previously published in magazines but were not easily accessible. “They are hard to find and have been forgotten over time. This is why we thought that we should collect important articles by Korfmann, and especially chose the ones focusing on the fact that Troy is a part of Anatolian culture.”

Çanakkale Mayor Ülgür Gökhan said Korfmann, who died in 2005, made the whole world accept Troy as an Anatolian city and unearthed the unknown during his excavations and studies.

September/21/2012

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