Travel Tuesdays: Explore the World Virtually – Episode 6
Dr Christopher Tuttle describes the long history of the Turquoise Coast, the rise and fall of its principalities, pirate armadas, and influential peregrinations driven by religious fervor.
Princes, Pirates, and Pilgrims along Turkey’s Turquoise Coast
presented by Dr Christopher A. Tuttle
Many great events happened on Turkey’s Mediterranean coastline that played dramatic roles in shaping the Western hemisphere. Through its long history, the Turquoise Coast of ancient Anatolia has hosted the rise and fall of principalities, the predation of pirate armadas, and influential peregrinations driven by religious fervor. Join us for this brief journey through time to explore some of the historical highlights from this unique and spectacular region.
See the delights of the island of Rhodes and the Mediterranean coast of Southern Turkey associated with the Lycians.
Recorded during a live-streamed Zoom presentation, this video has been carefully edited to deliver the experience of being part of an audience and having the best seat in the house.
Christopher A. Tuttle is an archaeologist whose research focuses on the Hellenistic and Roman periods in the Middle East. His specialisation is the ancient kingdom of the Nabataeans and their capital city of Petra, where his fieldwork has been centred for nearly 20 years. He holds a BA in Classical and Medieval Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a PhD from the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University. Chris lived and worked full time in the Middle East for nearly 15 years, first in Jerusalem and then in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Find out more about Christopher here.
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