Ankara Metropolitan Municipality opened the doors of Ankara Castle and Ancient Roman Theater to Dutch Research Institute, Çankaya University City and Regional Planning students and lecturers within the scope of academic studies. During the tour, accompanied by an expert guide, students were given information about the restoration work carried out in the historical region.
Ankara Metropolitan Municipality continues to cooperate with universities in order to preserve the artifacts that have an important place in the history of the Capital and transfer them to future generations.
Ancient Roman Theatre, Archeopark and Ankara Castle Street Improvement construction sites host academic studies of different universities.
During the tours organized by the Department of Cultural and Natural Heritage, students and faculty members are informed about the area by guides.
INTENSIVE ATTENTION FROM UNIVERSITIES TO THE HISTORICAL HERITAGE OF THE CAPITAL
Stating that universities across the country show great interest in the historical sites of the capital and host academic studies, Bekir Ödemiş, Head of the Department of Cultural and Natural Heritage, continued his words as follows: “An educational program is being held in the Ulus Historical City Center in cooperation with the Netherlands Research Institute and the Middle East Technical University. done. Within the scope of the training, Archaeological Heritage and Livable Cities Topics were discussed. What makes us happy is; It makes us happy that it hosts academic studies, while restoring the traces of civilizations living in the Ulus Historical City Center and transferring them to future generations, while aiming to contribute to cultural tourism. As ABB, we predicted that our work would add value to this place and that it would become a center of interest and attraction. "To restore such distinctive, qualified buildings that exist in the capital and add value, and to transform them into an identity worthy of the 100th anniversary of our Capital, which will set an example for the capitals of the world," he said.
Within the scope of the Urban Heritage Laboratory and the Archaeological Heritage and Livable Cities training program organized with the support of the Dutch Consulate General in cooperation with the Netherlands Research Institute, Middle East Technical University, Dutch Cultural Heritage Agency and LDE Global Heritage and Development Center, students will visit the Roman Theater with a history of 2 thousand years and Ankara. He received information about the works carried out in the Castle accompanied by guides.
ANKARA HERITAGE CONSTRUCTION SITE TRIPS SMOKING WITH HISTORY CONTINUE
Ankara Heritage Construction Site tours, which were initiated by the Department of Cultural and Natural Heritage and have attracted great attention since the first day, continue. The Roman Theatre, Archeopark and Ankara Castle Street Improvement works, which were rebuilt by ABB, are explained to citizens of all age groups, accompanied by guides.
Capital city residents, who had the opportunity to see the cultural heritage closely, expressed their satisfaction with the following words:
-Fokke A. Gerritsen (Director of the Netherlands Research Institute): "I am an archaeologist myself. Very nice work has been done. I live in Istanbul and I know the cultural heritage there very well. But I didn't know Ankara very well until now. We are currently holding a 3-day workshop here. We saw different areas today. It was very interesting and beautiful, I liked it very much.”
-Selcan Demirok: “It was a really nice event for us. I was very surprised by the things I saw while traveling. It is very nice to have such a historical texture and work. We thank you."
-Dilek Çetin: “I love art and history. When I think about the terraced state of these places, their current state gives peace. We know that everything has an energy, I wanted to feel the energy of the stones here. The work is very good, ABB works really well. I would like to thank everyone who contributed.
Faculty members and students thanked Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, which organizes projects for students of the capital to get to know the history of the city closely, and expressed their thoughts about the trip to Ankara Castle and Roman Theater with the following words:
-Prof. Dr. Mehmet Tuncer (Lecturer of Çankaya University City and Regional Planning Department): “We are here with our students for the Urban Conservation Planning course. We will closely see the works carried out around Ankara Castle, the Temple of Augustus, Hacı Bayram and the restoration work in the Ancient Roman Theatre. “I think it will be a good trip.”
-Metin Budak (Çankaya University City Planning Urban Transformation and Design Master's student): "I think Ankara Castle is one of the best examples of preserving and transforming our historical buildings. I think we will have the chance to visit and evaluate this place with our professors in this direction."
-Ayşenur Ünal (Çankaya University Student): “We came to see the renovation works done in Ankara Castle and Roman Theater for our teacher's Urban Planning course.”
-Berfin Tan(Çankaya University student): “We came with our teacher to see and learn about old Ankara more closely. "We saw the work done in Ankara Castle and its surroundings closely. It was very good work."