À la recherche du passé. Le premier voyage en Asie Mineure de Charles Texier
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À la recherche du passé. Le premier voyage en Asie Mineure de Charles Texier

= Article =
 
A. PORTNOFF, « À la recherche du passé. Le premier voyage en Asie Mineure de Charles Texier », Res Antiquae 5, Bruxelles, 2008, p. 389-404.
 
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Almost all we know about the journeys in the ancient times comes from the archeological researches undertaken by modern travellers. Charles Texier belongs to the last generation of adventurers and, at the same time, his discovery of the ruins near Boğazköy put him in the origin of a new science, Hittite studies. He is primarily known for his description of the capital of Hittites and of the monument of Yazilikaya, but he also discovered the site of some other ancient cities of Asia Minor, as Pessinunte. The investigations made by Charles Texier during his three journies between 1832 and 1834 were summarized in his monumental work Description de l’Asie Mineure. His contribution to the historical geography of the Asia Minor was highly regarded by the Academy of Arts and he can be seen as a pioneer of the Anatolian studies.
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