About Exhibition

Throughout history, humans have immortalized their traditions, ideas, joys and sorrows through writing and shared, with each other and other societies, progress and change in history and politics through a multitude of means ranging from burial inscriptions and votive offerings, to peace accords and myths. Whispers of Lost Languages thus invites you to embark upon the mythical and mysterious journey of writing and language, the litmus paper of the stages humanity went through from the past to the present…  
With the mission and vision it upholds since in inauguration, Rezan Has Museum has meticulously maintained its endeavors to value, preserve, and transmit to future generations the great assets Turkey holds as the cradle of countless civilizations. Created in light of the striking epigraphic finds discovered in Anatolia as well as the works preserved in our museum collection, this online exhibition not only presents a plethora of information extending from cultural interactions to religious faiths, and from trade relations to social concepts defining daily life in the process of humankind’s civilization, but it also touches upon countless topics of the ancient world shaped by extinct, endangered or living languages, while presenting many others that have been deciphered or completely lost in the today’s world.

Whispers of Extinct Languages

Project Coordinator

Zeynep Çulha


Assoc. Prof. Hüseyin Sami Öztürk

Graphic Design

We Creative – wecreative.com.tr

Website Installation

We Creative 

Artin Can Baharoğlu


Melis Seyhun Çalışlar

Antiquity Languages Voice Adaptations 

Ekremcan Arslandağ

Uğurcan Tatar

RHM Collection Restoration and Conservation

Mehmet Ayrancı

Gürkan Çağan

RHM Education Program




Actuel Archaeology Magazine

İstanbul Archaeology Museums

Kayseri Archaeology Museum

Ankara Anadolu Medeniyetleri Museum

Çorum Archaeology Museum

Fethiye Museum

Los Angeles Art Museum

Louvre Museum

Murat Nağış

Prof. Dr.Cumhur Tanrıverdi

Prof. Dr.Hamdi Şahin

Prof. Dr.Recai Tekoğlu

Assoc. Prof. Bülent Öztürk

University of Ankara/ Museum Training

Prof. Dr. Ayşe Çakır İlhan

Prof. Dr. Müge Artar

Doç. Dr. Ayşe Okvuran

Asst. Prof.Ceren Karadeniz