Google Doodle marks 1st female Turkish archaeologist

by Anadolu Agency


Google is celebrating the first female Turkish archaeologist Jale Inan with a doodle that will be displayed on its home page through Tuesday.

The search engine’s homepage, which is often altered to commemorate holidays, events, achievements and notable historical figures, showed a cartoon of Inan in her service uniform.

Born in Istanbul in 1914, Inan became the first female Turkish archaeologist. Her father, the director of the Istanbul Archaeological Museum, inspired her interest in the ancient world.

Despite World War II, Inan completed her PhD. in Germany in 1943

After returning to Türkiye, Inan helped to unearth the ancient cultural sites, such as the Greek city of Perga and the Temple of Apollo in Side, now in Antalya province of Türkiye in the excavations that have been going on for many years.

Inan died at the age of 87 on Feb. 26, 2001.

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