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Anatolia, ancientlocked

  • Dominique Collon,
  • Donald F. Easton,
  • Jeanny Vorys Canby,
  • J. D. Hawkins,
  • K. Aslihan Yener,
  • Oscar White Muscarella
  •  and A. Nunn


Region roughly equivalent to the modern state of Turkey. The name Anatolia was first used by Byzantine writers in the 10th century ad, as an alternative to Asia Minor, and is now often used in its Turkish form, ‘Anadolu’, to describe Turkey in Asia. In this article the term ancient Anatolia covers the cultures and civilizations that flourished in the region from possibly as early as the 14th millennium ...

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