Skip to comments.Unearthed Hittite artifacts in Istanbul break new ground [sic, Hurrians]
Posted on 11/03/2013 9:48:46 AM PST by SunkenCiv
|Traces of the Hurrian civilization discovered in excavations in the ancient city of Bathonea in Istanbul's Küçükçekmece river basin are being hailed as the year's most important discovery as they provide the first ever proof that the Hittites came to Europe and civilisations' long history... The traces from the Hurrian civilization -- the early Hittite era -- were found in the Küçükçekmece river basin in the western parts of the city. The discoveries -- iron god and goddess statues that were found in two different places -- have created great excitement among researchers... Two Hurrian statues, bitumen, tin and ceramic pieces are from 1800 B.C. Bitumen was only used in Mesopotamia at the time and was used to make vessels waterproof. Maritime trade improved thanks to this material. Tin was more valuable than gold at the beginning of the Bronze Age. The tin in Küçükçekmece was found in cubes during excavations in the same place with the statues. This year's excavations also revealed 301 bottles for holy water, called "Unguanterium," as well as small bottles for perfume or pomade made between the fifth and sixth centuries B.C.|
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The discoveries in Istanbul's Küçükçekmece river basin, iron god and goddess statues that were found in two different places, have created great excitement among researchers. Radikal photos / Ömer ERBIL
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Humm. Turkey is re-Ilsamitizing. Any pre-Islamic artifacts must be destroyed. It’s a requirement. The recent former Muslim Brotherhood leader of Egypt had appointed a strict Islamist to oversee the pyramids. That man had already said he favored destroying them and that now technology existed to do so. This probably played a major role in their downfall as every Egyptian realizes that without those pyramids there’s no tourism in Egypt.
Weren’t those Hittites the guys I heard about that like to hit it, hit it, hit it, and then quit it?
Hey! “Küçükçekmece” is my middle name!
They misspelled “Constantinople.”
ESL problems. The article also refers to “the 17th and 15th centuries B.C., known as the dark era of Istanbul”, which is obvious nonsense.
Hey, isn’t everybody’s?
Their capital was at Lazmatoy.
The Turks are going the Mubarak-era Egyptian way — turning their archaeological sites into Disneyland-style tourist traps.
Looking at those figurines: Having those little short arms must have made it hard to reach.
Now I know what Peyton Manning is talking about when he shouts “Hurry Hurry” at the line.