Mt Nemrut
Giant sculptures of Mt. Nemrut

Treasures of Turkey: The Lost Worlds of AnatoliaFeaturing Cappadocia

Explore Turkey's fascinating sites, from Istanbul and Mt. Nemrut to surreal Cappadocia on this small-group tour
Starting at $4,994
Including airfare, airline taxes & departure fees
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Stephanie Larson
May 16 - 30, 2014
Stephanie Larson is an associate professor of classics at Bucknell University who received her Ph.D in classics from the University of Texas at Austin. She has great interests in the modern histories of both Greece and Turkey, particularly in the rise of the nationstate and its use of the past in creating the present, and currently codirects a new archaeological excavation in Thebes, Greece, at the sanctuary of Apollo. Stephanie will be leading the May 2014 departure.

Bob Stieglitz
Sep 26 - Oct 10, 2014
Robert R. Stieglitz, professor emeritus at Rutgers University, is an archaeologist of Biblical and Mediterranean Studies, with a research focus on cultural diffusion via Greek and Phoenician seafaring. Professor Stieglitz has taught at universities in Greece and Israel, has excavated for many years at several harbor sites therein, and was formerly curator of the National Maritime Museum, Haifa. He received his B.A. in Classics/Linguistics from City College of New York, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Mediterranean Studies from Brandeis University. He is the author of over 100 articles on assorted Mediterranean Studies, and recipient of numerous awards. His book Tel Tanninim: Excavations at Krokodeilon Polis 1996-1999 was published in 2006. Professor Stieglitz has taught undergraduate courses on Greek and Roman history, biblical archaeology, the Bible as literature, law in the Ancient Near East, Jewish civilization, and graduate seminars on Bronze Age seafaring. Stieglitz has surveyed along the southern coast of Turkey, lectured extensively on the Sea Peoples linked to that region, and taught courses on the subjects of religion and science in light of pre-Socratic philosophies that originated in western Anatolia. He has presented papers in numerous international meetings, and lectured on many study tours of mainland Greece, Crete and Thera, Cyprus, Malta, Sardinia, Corsica, and maritime Turkey. Bob will lead the September 2014 departure.

Janet Duncan Jones
May 15 - 29, 2015
Janet Duncan Jones is Professor of Classics at Bucknell University. Janet received her B.A. in Latin from the College of William and Mary and her M.A. and Ph.D. in classical archaeology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Janet is an active field archaeologist specializing in Greek and Roman art and architecture, ancient urbanization, ancient technology with a focus on ancient glass production, and ancient environmental issues. She has published widely on the history of technology and is a frequent lecturer at universities and museums. She is full of stories from her extensive travels in the Mediterranean and Middle East and from over 20 years of archaeological field work in Greece at Athens and Corinth, in Turkey at Gritille Hoyuk and Gordion, in Tunisia at Carthage and in Jordan at el-Lejjun, Humayma, and Aqaba.