John Garstang and the Discovery of the Hittite World

John Garstang and the Discovery of the Hittite World

Location: Tate Hall Museum, second floor

This large exhibition was so popular with visitors we have kept part of it in the Tate Hall Museum.

John Garstang

John Garstang portraiteJohn Garstang was Professor of Archaeology at the University of Liverpool from 1907 - 1941 and he was responsible for re-discovering the forgotten ancient Hittite civilisation when he was excavating in south east Turkey between 1908 and 1911.

After the success of the 'John Garstang and the Discovery of the Hittite World' exhibition (2011-2013) you can still experience life on an Edwardian archaeological excavation from inside a Turkish tent and discover casts recovered from the Liverpool Museum’s Hittite Gallery that was destroyed in the Blitz in this captivating display.