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Large Human Sculpture Unearthed In Southeast Turkey
2012-07-31 10:11:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online At the Tayinat Archaeological Project (TAP) excavation site in Turkey, archaeologists have unearthed two new and exciting sculptures. One is a large, semi-circular column base, ornately decorated on one side and the other is a beautiful and colossal human sculpture. These cultural treasures are both from a monumental gate complex that provided access to the upper citadel of Kunulua, capital of the Neo-Hittite Kingdom of Patina that...

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2011-08-10 09:04:14

Archaeologists leading the University of Toronto's Tayinat Archaeological Project in southeastern Turkey have unearthed the remains of a monumental gate complex adorned with stone sculptures, including a magnificently carved lion. The gate complex provided access to the citadel of Kunulua, capital of the Neo-Hittite Kingdom of Patina (ca. 950-725 BCE), and is reminiscent of the citadel gate excavated by British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley in 1911 at the royal Hittite city of...

2009-08-12 07:29:33

A team led by a Canadian archaeologist says it has uncovered a cache of cuneiform tablets in a 2,700-year-old temple in southeastern Turkey. University of Toronto archaeology Professor Timothy Harrison said the tablets date to the Iron Age period between 1,200 B.C. and 600 B.C. and are part of an archive that might provide new insights into the religious dimension of Assyrian imperial ideology. The tablets, and the information they contain, may possibly highlight the imperial ambitions of one...

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2009-08-10 16:23:10

A team of University of Toronto archaeologists has uncovered a cache of cuneiform tablets dating back to between 1200 and 600 BCE at the site of a recently discovered temple in southeastern Turkey. Found in the temple's cella, or "Ëœholy of holies', the tablets are part of a possible archive that may offer insights into Assyrian imperial aspirations during the Iron Age period. The assemblage appears to represent a Neo-Assyrian renovation of an older Neo-Hittite temple complex,...


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