Machteld Johanna Mellink
Date of Birth  :
1917-February 23 2006
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Field of Expertise  :
ancient Turkish cultures
Educational background  :
doctorate in 1943 from the University of Utrecht
honorary LL.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and an Honorary Doctorate of History from the University of Eskisehir
Acheivements / Contributions  :

Her huge interest in interconnections between ancient Greece and the Near East, led her to the ground-breaking excavation of Tarsus. She was a member of the important excavation of Gordion, the capital of the legendary King Midas of Phrygia. In the plain Elmali, she uncovered at Karata-Semayük an important Early Bronze Age settlement and cemetery. She also led the excavation and conservation of the spectacular painted tombs of the late sixth through early fifth century B.C.E. at Kizibel and Karaburun near Elmali. Achievements: received the Archaeological Institute of America’s Gold Medal for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement in 1991 and the University of Pennsylvania Museum’s Lucy Wharton Drexel Medal for Archaeological Achievement in 1994 Source:Machteld Johanna Mellink

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