The Hellenistic World

The Age of Hellenism came in Anatolia with Alexander the Great’s conquest of the region. The youthful conqueror, twenty-four years old at his rise to power following the death of his father, Philip of Macedonia, was indeed an interesting personality. … Read More »



The Urartians became a powerful force beginning around 1000 B.C. in the mountains of Eastern Anatolia. Their origins have been traced to the Hurians who entered the region from the Caspian Sea. As the Hittite influence started to decline in … Read More »



The Hittites had firmly entrenched themselves in Anatolia by the year 1700 B.C. Their history as an independent people spans a period of roughly a thousand years. This is broken into three ages: Old, New and Late periods. The Old … Read More »


Early Beginnings

The story of Anatolia is one of people. The Anatolian peninsula  a vast expanse of highlands and mountain ranges, sloping gently to the sea in the West  has been inhabited since the first dawn of man. The tele is a … Read More »