The N.C. Museum of History presents a rare opportunity to hear firsthand about efforts to preserve the rich heritage of Selçuk, located near Ephesus, one of Turkey’s major tourist attractions. Selçuk is home to the 14th-century İsa Bey Mosque, the Byzantine St. John Basilica, the Roman aqueduct, the one remaining column of the Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), the Selçuk fort, and a regional museum.
Yavaş will highlight how Selçuk is trying to balance the initiatives to preserve the city’s heritage while preparing future economic opportunities for the region. He will discuss the tensions this brings, and he will share ideas that might combine the two efforts.
Yavaş studied classical archaeology at Erzurum Atatürk University and has worked for the Selçuk municipality since 2004. One of his recent projects took him to the Zeugma salvage excavations in southeastern Turkey. The lecture series is made possible through the support of the American Friends of Turkey.
|Sat Dec 1 11:30pm – Sun Dec 2, 2012 12:30am GMT (no daylight saving)|
|N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton Street, Raleigh (map)|