Akurgal Ekrem
Date of Birth  :
March 30, 1911 – November
Place of Birth  :
Arab village of Tulkarm
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Field of Expertise  :
Educational background  :
  • He graduated in 1931 from Istanbul High School for Boys.
  • He studied archaeology in University of Berlin in Germany.
  • He received honorary doctorates from the University o
Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • He was a well-known and internationally famous Turkish archaeologist.
  • He worked primarily in the Aegean Region, starting the researches on Phokaia (Foça), Pitane (Çandarlı), Erythrai (Ildırı) and old Smyrna (Bayraklı tumulus).
  • He was so-called of the German Great Cross of Merit with star in 1979, of the Goethe Medal in 1979, of Italian Commandatore of the Order of Merit of the Republic in 1987 and of French Légion d'honneur Officier.
Bibliography  :
Ancient Civilizations and Ruins of Turkey, Ancient civilisations and ruins of Turkey;: From prehistoric times until the end of the Roman Empire ,Ekrem Akurgal: Bir arkeologun anilari : Turkiye Cumhuriyeti kultur tarihinden birkac yaprak (Turkish Edition) .