AHMET GÖKOĞLU NOT DEFTERLERİ PAPHLAGONİA BÖLGESİ İLK KÜLTÜR ENVANTERİ
Archeological finds belonging to Paphlagonia have been introduced to the world by European travelers since the 19 th century. The main subjects of these travels are the magnificent Paphlagonian Rockcut Tombs combining local, Hellenistic and Persian art with its architecture as well as the archeological finds on the surface. A. Gökoglu, coming from the generation of the first archeologists of the new Republic, which was constituting a new sense of history, played an active role at the foundation
... e at the foundation of the Kastamonu Museum in 1945 and then he became the director of the museum. During the time of his post, he travelled to Kastamonu, Çankırı, Bolu, Samsun, Sinop, Zonguldak, Bartın and to the towns of these cities under very difficult conditions. He also travelled to Gerze, Gerede, Mudurnu and documented all the cultural data there. He found out the rock-cut tombs, tumuli, temples, rock carvings, settlements, fortresses, mosques, tombs, moslem theological schools, fountains, caravanserai, baths in this area, he described them, and he took his notes in Ottoman Turkish and brought them together in 14 notebooks under different titles and added photos, drawings. Although he published the first volume of his book "Paphlagonia" in which he summarised these notebooks, the second volume he mentioned was not published. After being translated, A. Gökoglu's notebooks, which include the first inventory of the area, are going to be the most important reference book for the researchers.