A new children's book series on Anatolian history was introduced to the public at a ceremony held last week at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara.
In addition to the series' English edition, a grant from the Turkish Cultural Foundation enabled the museum to complete and republish the Turkish edition of the publication to include details about the periods of the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic.
Aimed at children ages 7 to 12, this colorful set of 16 slim books is the result of a collaborative effort by educators, artists, art historians and experts at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and various Turkish universities.
The publication teaches children about life, flora and fauna during various civilizations in Anatolia, from the Stone Age to the present day, told from the perspective of a contemporaneous child. The books are richly illustrated with maps and photographs of period objects from excavations and museums.
"Senden Önce Anadolu" (Anatolia Before You) is available at the Turkish Culture Shop, the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and other Turkish museum shops.