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Кишбали Т. П. «Монументальное доказательство»: Арчибальд Сейс и начало анатолийской археологии // Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия V: Вопросы истории и теории христианского искусства. 2015. Вып. 3 (19). С. 145-152. DOI: 10.15382/sturV201519.145-152
Archibald Henry Sayce (1846–1933) was an outstanding British Assyriologist. This article considers his contribution to the study of the Hittites in the general context of Anatolian archaeology. It is argued that Sayce helped to shape this separate and new archaeological sub-discipline. In the first part of the article, the author presents a short overview of research on the territory of Anatolia in the 18–19th centuries. European travelers and archaeologists studied mostly the graeco-roman heritage of the region, while the earlier cultures remained unknown. The few monuments noted monuments gained new interpretations in the late decades ––of the 19th century. The second part of the article considers Archibald Sayce’s contribution. As a Biblical scholar he was controversial, mostly due to his treatment of the relation between texts and archaeological data. But when he applied the same methodology to the then mostly unknown Hittites, he achieved substantial results and created a new framework for future studies.
Archibald Sayce, Hittites, ancient Anatolia, Anatolian archaeology, history of archaeology, Biblical archaeology.

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