Jale Inan is Turkey's first female archaeologist. Inan, Perge and Side, who lost their lives in 2001, had a great role in unearthing the ancient cities. How old was Jale Inan, the daughter of archaeologist Aziz Ogan, and why did she die?
Details about the works and life of archaeologist Jale Inan come to the fore. Inan completed part of his education abroad. He achieved significant success in museology and excavations in Turkey. She made a name for herself as Turkey's first female archaeologist. Google, on the other hand, did not forget Jale Inan, one of Turkey's leading women, and brought it to its home screen as a doodle.
Who is Jale Inan, where is she from, what is her profession?
She is Turkey's first female archaeologist. It has made efforts to bring the ancient cities of Perge and Side to light with the programmed excavations that have been going on for many years; She enabled the establishment of Antalya and Side museums to exhibit the unearthed artifacts. Apart from the programmed excavations, she has carried out various rescue excavations against the smuggling of historical artifacts.
She is the daughter of Aziz Ogan, one of Turkey's first archaeologists, and the wife of Mustafa Inan, one of the leading scientists of the time.
He was born in 1914 in Istanbul. His father is Aziz Ogan, a museum curator and archaeologist, and his mother is Mesture Hanım. She completed her high school education at Erenköy Girls' High School. She became acquainted with archeology at a young age by participating in her father's professional travels.
With the scholarship of the Aleksander von Humboldt Foundation, he went to Germany in 1934 to study archeology. A year later, he won the Turkish Republic state scholarship. Between 1935-1943, he completed his undergraduate and doctoral studies in classical archeology at the universities of Berlin and Munich. In 1943, Prof. Dr. He completed his doctorate with Rodenwalt's thesis titled “Kunstgeschichtliche Untersuchung der Opferhandlung auf römischen Münzen” and returned to Turkey.
Professor at the Antiquity Chair of the Faculty of Letters at Istanbul University. Dr. Appointed as the assistant of Clemens Emn Bosch, Jale Inan married Mustafa Inan, whom she met in high school, in 1944. The following year, their only child, Hüseyin, was born.
In 1946, he participated in the establishment of Istanbul University Classical Archeology Chair and was the first assistant of this chair. Dr. He started to work as Arif Müfid Mansel's assistant. In the same year, together with Arif Müfid Mansel, he started the excavation of the ancient city of Side in Antalya on behalf of the Turkish Historical Society, and the excavation of the ancient city of Perge the following year. He became an associate professor in 1953 and a professor in 1963. After Mansel, he presided over the excavations of Side between 1974-1980 and Perge between 1975-1987. During his excavations, he worked to transform the Side Roman Bath into the Side Museum. He became the Chair of Classical Archeology in 1975 and held this position until his retirement in 1983.
Apart from the excavations in Side and Perge, Jale Inan conducted rescue excavations in the ancient cities of Kremna (Bucak, Burdur) between 1970-1972 and in Pampphylia Seleucia (Manavgat) between 1972-1979.
He gave very important works on the art of sculpture in the ancient period. The books he published became one of the most important reference works on the Roman and Early Byzantine period portraiture of Anatolia. In 1991, he worked on the excavation and repair of the Temple of Apollo in Side; He carried out the Perge theater excavations in 1992-1993. He became an honorary member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences in 1995.
He spent his final years battling Parkinson's disease. He died in 2001. He was buried in Zincirlikuyu Cemetery.
Tired Hercules statue
Jale Inan found a statue of Herakles with her team in Perge in 1980. The lower part of the statue, known as “Tired Hercules”, was exhibited in the Antalya Museum, while the upper part could not be found for years. In 1990, journalist Özgen Acar announced in a news article that the missing piece was in the USA. It was claimed that the piece, which was bought in half by the historical artifact collectors Shelby White and Leon Levy couple, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1981, was the upper part of the sculpture exhibited in Antalya, and was smuggled from Turkey in the 1970s. Jale Inan proved in 1990 that the piece in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the piece in the Antalya Museum belong to each other. The upper part of the Tired Hercules statue, dated to the 2nd century AD, was brought to Turkey in 2011.