Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

  • Bronze Age wreckage oldest in Turkey

    on Sep 23, 14 • in Archaeology, Bronze age, Excavation, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Bronze Age wreckage oldest in Turkey

    Within the scope of the Underwater Heritage Studies of Dokuz Eylül University (DEU), a Bronze Age wreckage dating back to 4,000 years ago has been discovered in Hisarönü Gulf in the western province of Muğla’s Marmaris district. It is reported that the wreckage has taken the title from Kaş’s Uluburun ship wreckage, which was known as Turkey’s oldest wreckage site. The remains, located 50 meters away from the coast 25-30 meters deep, include very rare amphora forms, as well as kettle-shaped pots and ceramic cups in various forms. Bodrum Mayor Mehmet Kocadon said in a

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  • Ancient footprints discovered in Bursa

    on Sep 2, 14 • in Archaeology, Excavation, Neolithic, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Ancient footprints discovered in Bursa

    Footprints dating back to the Neolithic period (6,400 B.C.) have been discovered during excavations in Barçın tumulus in the northwestern province of Bursa’s Yenişehir district. Koç University academic, Rana Özbal, said works had been continuing in Barçın tumulus since 2007 under the coordination of the Culture and Tourism Ministry and the Dutch Research Institute. She said the oldest settlement in the region dated back to 8,600 B.C., adding, “The houses in tumulus are semidetached. In one of the houses, we have found a pair of footprints and now we are searching for how they appeared.”

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  • Centuries-old baby rattle among Kültepe findings

    on Aug 20, 14 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Bronze age, Excavation, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Centuries-old baby rattle among Kültepe findings

    A baby rattle has been found in the Kültepe Kaniş-Karum trade colony, where excavations have been continuing since 1948 in the central Anatolian province of Kayseri. A team from Ankara University Archaeology Department, headed by Professor Fikri Kulakoğlu, has been working in the area and unearthed the rattle, which dates back to 4,000 B.C. Kulakoğlu said works had been continuing there for 69 years. He said, “Archaeological excavations have been carried out in Kültepe since 1948. Here it is possible to find what we [commonly] find in houses today. [We have found] Pots and pans,

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  • Göbekli Tepe, an early Neolithic wonder in Turkey – News in Conservation

    on Apr 23, 14 • in Archaeology, Conservation, Management, Neolithic, News, Prehistory, Turkey • with Comments Off on Göbekli Tepe, an early Neolithic wonder in Turkey – News in Conservation

    Place: Gobekli Tepe, Turkey TURKEY – Göbekli Tepe in south-eastern Turkey, is one of the most exciting and historically significant archaeological sites currently being excavated anywhere in the world. Dating to the earliest Neolithic period, its significance is demonstrated by its construction implying organisation of an advanced order not previously associated with early societies. Göbekli Tepe has been interpreted as the oldest human-made place of worship yet discovered. The Global Heritage Fund (GHF), the non-profit organisation working to protect, preserve and sustain the most significant and endangered cultural heritage sites in the developing world, has

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  • A hidden treasure in the Mediterranean: The ‘Man Rocks’

    on Apr 18, 14 • in Ancient Rome, Antiquty, Archaeology, History, News, Roman period, Turkey • with Comments Off on A hidden treasure in the Mediterranean: The ‘Man Rocks’

      The Adam Kayalar (man-rocks), located on the sheer slopes of the Şeytan Deresi Valley in the southern province of Mersin, often take visitors by surprise with their large-scale human reliefs, which are estimated to have been made between the first century B.C. and the second century A.D. The rocks are made up of 11 males, four females, two children, an ibex and Roman eagle reliefs in nine niches. Ümit Aydınoğlu, an associate professor in the Archaeology Department of Mersin University, said the Adam Kayalar are completely unique in Anatolia. As the Adam Kayalar region

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  • Centuries-old fabric found in Çatalhöyük

    on Apr 11, 14 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural heritage, Ethnography, Excavation, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Centuries-old fabric found in Çatalhöyük

    Excavations works that have been continuing in the earliest settlement of Çatalhöyük in the central Anatolian province of Konya have revealed a 9,000-year-old piece of linen fabric. The world’s first hemp-weaved fabric has been found in the ground of a burned house. The report about the new findings includes the process between June 15 and Aug. 15. More than 120 people from 22 countries worked for the excavations in this process. The most striking thing on the report is this fabric, which was wrapped around a baby skeleton. Best preserved piece The head of the

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