Scooping Frogs and Excavating Statues in Turkey

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By: Emily Coate, 2012 Heritage Fellow

The generosity of those behind the ASOR Heritage Fellowship afforded me my first opportunity to dig at a Near Eastern site. I participated in the excavations at Tell Tayinat, a settlement occupied during the Early Bronze and Iron Ages located in southern Turkey near the Syrian border. You may have heard the name in the news recently, owing to the discovery of a couple impressive statues this season. Particularly noteworthy is the head and torso of King Suppiluliuma, with a Hieroglyphic Luwian inscription across his back. (more…)

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1 Comments for : Scooping Frogs and Excavating Statues in Turkey
    • محمد حسینی
    • March 11, 2013

    چطوری به نقشه تصویر مرغ وشتر وشمشیر دست یابیم چطوری به گنج انها برسیم با تشکر

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