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Peter Sommer

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Full name Peter Sommer
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
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Travel, Archaeology, History, Turkey, documentary-making. I have written articles on a range of subjects, from travel to history, farming to film-making. In 1994, I walked 2,000 miles across Turkey, retracing the route of Alexander the Great, and in the process fell in love with the country, its people, and its ancient civilizations. Since 1996 I have run Peter Sommer Travels, a UK-based specialist tour operator, taking small groups on archaeological tours and cruises in Turkey. As well as being an archaeologist, I am also a Producer/Director who has worked on many acclaimed historical documentaries for British and American television, including In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great(BBC/PBS), Commanding Heights: the Battle for the World Economy (PBS/BBC), and Millennium: A thousand years of history (BBC/CNN). My most recent 12 part series, Tales from the Green Valley (http://www.talesfromthegreenvalley.com) - about life on Welsh farm was shown to rave reviews on BBC2 in the UK in autumn 2005. Writing Since 1994 I have had articles published in a variety of newspapers including The Times (UK), The Brisbane Sunday Mail (Australia) & The South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), and many magazines and specialist publications including Cruise Magazine, Abroad, Retirement Today, Emerging Turkey, Archaeological Diggings, Countryman, The Good Holiday Guide, The Travel Magazine etc. I am a member of Travelwriters UK, and the Outdoor Writers' Guild, the UK's best established guild of professional outdoor and travel writers. Photography My photographs have been widely published around the world as part of the publicity for my television programs, and also to illustrate my various travel articles and features. Publications where my photographs have been published include: (UK) - The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times, The Observer, The Express, The Mail on Sunday, and (US) - The New York Times, The Washington Post. They have also been published in specialist magazines such as BBC History Magazine, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Wanderlust, Current World Archaeology etc. For more info, and to see some examples of my writing, please visit http://www.petersommer.com/writing_index.html

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Last updated 28-09-2011 18:09

Biography

In 1994, I walked 2,000 miles across Turkey, retracing the route of Alexander the Great, and in the process fell in love with the country, its people, and its ancient civilizations. Since 1996 I have run Peter Sommer Travels, a UK-based specialist tour operator, taking small groups on archaeological tours and cruises in Turkey.

As well as being an archaeologist, I am also a Producer/Director who has worked on many acclaimed historical documentaries for British and American television, including In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great(BBC/PBS), Commanding Heights: the Battle for the World Economy (PBS/BBC), and Millennium: A thousand years of history (BBC/CNN). My most recent 12 part series, Tales from the Green Valley (http://www.talesfromthegreenvalley.com) - about life on Welsh farm was shown to rave reviews on BBC2 in the UK in autumn 2005.

Writing
Since 1994 I have had articles published in a variety of newspapers including The Times (UK), The Brisbane Sunday Mail (Australia) & The South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), and many magazines and specialist publications including Cruise Magazine, Abroad, Retirement Today, Emerging Turkey, Archaeological Diggings, Countryman, The Good Holiday Guide, The Travel Magazine etc.

I am a member of Travelwriters UK, and the Outdoor Writers' Guild, the UK's best established guild of professional outdoor and travel writers.

Photography
My photographs have been widely published around the world as part of the publicity for my television programs, and also to illustrate my various travel articles and features. Publications where my photographs have been published include: (UK) - The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times, The Observer, The Express, The Mail on Sunday, and (US) - The New York Times, The Washington Post. They have also been published in specialist magazines such as BBC History Magazine, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Wanderlust, Current World Archaeology etc.

If you would like to know more, please visit http://www.petersommer.com

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