Good heavens, that’s an old sewer, but I shouldn’t be surprised by that. Other Neolithic sites like Göbekli Tepe show how advanced the civilisations were at that time, so sewers should be expected, I reckon.
I find this kind of thing fascinating, as I may have mentioned before. Göbeklitepe is an amazing site, and the possibility of others of similar date and use is marvellous.
A digital exhibition in the Turkish capital is bringing to life the sights and sounds of one of the country’s most important historical sites.
Southeastern Gobeklitepe gained international recognition last year after it was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List – and archaeologists think it maybe eight thousand years older than the Egyptian pyramids.
Andrew Hopkins reports from Ankara.
By DAILY SABAH WITH IHA
“Talk about striking gold!”
Archaeologists have discovered 68 gold coins, dating back 1,500 years to the Byzantine era, in the village of Gülpınar in northwestern Çanakkale province.“
"The small treasure was found on August 7 at the bottom of a wall of a Byzantine house during excavations in Ayvacık district.”
“Speaking to the press to announce the remarkable find, Prof. Coşkun Özgünel said they had determined that the coins belonged to the eras of Justinian I and II of Byzantium, and were from the years 550-575 A.C. Some gold coins contained a figure of Emperor Justinian I holding a globe with a cross on it and a shield.”
“Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a bathhouse in the ancient city of Aizanoi in western Turkey.”
“Talking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Zerrin Erdinç, deputy head of the excavation team, said the bathhouse appeared to have been from fourth century B.C. It consisted of three parts that provided cold, warm and hot bath facilities.”
“The structure and other details reveal that social classes were using them as public baths in ancient times,” said Erdinç, who is also an academic at Dumlupınar University in Kütahya.“
By Daily Sabah
“A giant ancient green rock located in the capital of the Hittite Empire in central Turkey awaits visitors and archaeology enthusiasts to solve its centuries-old mystery.”
“Foreign and local tourists visiting Hattusa, the capital of the empire which lies near modern Boğazkale in Çorum province, are fascinated by the beauty of the rare rock.”
“Referred to as the "wish stone” among locals, the giant rock’s mystery is yet to be solved.“
The Hittites were fierce and terrifying warriors. They clashed with Egypt, notably at Kadesh. No-one seems to have escaped the Hittite desire for dominance in the region.
I wonder if this could help with finding the first cattle domestication date.
Archaeological excavations have been continuing in the ancient city of Troy, which has been demolished throughout the years during wars, fires and earthquakes in the northwestern province of Çanakkale.
Turkish farmer discovered Monday a centuries-old colorful mosaic in southeastern Turkey’s Adıyaman province.
The farmer found the mosaic bearing a bird figure while he was working on his field located near the rural areas of Güneykaş village of Besni district.
After stumbling upon the ancient art, locals contacted the gendarmerie to inform them about the discovery.