Since moving to Turkey, I’ve taken several trips with an organization that supports Archaeological research in Turkey, Friends of American Research in Turkey (FARIT). These trips are especially enlightening because an archaeologist comes along as the tour guide, and along with the history of the sites that we visit we are entertained with stories of the struggles and intrigue of the archaeological community, as well as anecdotes about the civilization behind whatever ruin we happen to be viewing. 1,010 more words