Centuries of history and splendid architecture come to life as you discover the countries surrounding the Black Sea—Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria. Join our experts to explore busy bazaars, archeological treasures, and stunning landscapes.
Dr. Colleen Batey’s childhood passion for archaeology led her to Durham University where she received her doctorate. Her research interests focus on the settlement and burial of Scandinavian settlers and she has excavated extensively on Viking and Late Norse sites in Northern Scotland, Orkney, and Shetland Islands, and more recently in Iceland. Since 2002 Colleen has been a lecturer in archaeology at the University of Glasgow and until 2008 was the finds research manager for the Archaeological Institute of Iceland in Reykjavík. Colleen worked as British coordinator with the Smithsonian Institute of Washington to prepare the Vikings: North Atlantic Saga exhibition which toured the US in 2002 – 2003