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The Lost Hittite Gallery

The Lost Hittite Gallery

John Garstang cleverly navigated strict Ottoman rules on removing antiquities from their Empire by making casts of some major archaeological finds. This video traces the history of the Hittite collection and its fate in the war.

What do you think about Garstang’s methods of preserving the past? Have you come across any other innovative ways of giving the public access to ancient items?

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