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Academic, Archeologist

“Dr. İnan has given several public lectures in the course of the year, has visited the principal collections of ancient sculpture in the museums of this country and has made mutually profitable acquaintance with a number of American scholars working in the same field.”

— Dr. Homer A. Thompson

İnan was born on February 1, 1914 in İstanbul. In 1934, she went to Germany to study archeology, and after receiving her Ph.D. from Berlin University in 1943, she returned to Turkey. In 1946, she joined İstanbul University’s Classical Archeology Department. She participated in excavations in Side and Perge on behalf of the Turkish Historical Society, and also established the Side Museum. In the 1967-68 academic year, she was a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, where she conducted research on the sculptures discovered during the excavations in Side. Prof. İnan is one of the most important names in Turkish archeology. Through the research she conducted in several Western countries, she was able to identify statues that belonged to Side and Perge, and assisted in the process of their return to Turkey. She passed away on February 27, 2001 in İstanbul.

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