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Unearthed Hittite artifacts in Istanbul break new ground [sic, Hurrians]
Hurriyet Daily News ^ | Thursday, October 31, 2013 | Omer Erbil

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. Unearthed Hittite artifacts in Istanbul break new ground

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: caria; carian; carians; esl; godsgravesglyphs; hurrians; kreti; minoan; minoans; tarshish
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

Unearthed Hittite artifacts in Istanbul break new ground

1 posted on 11/03/2013 9:48:46 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

iron?

made to last


2 posted on 11/03/2013 9:51:34 AM PST by GeronL
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

3 posted on 11/03/2013 9:51:58 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


4 posted on 11/03/2013 10:39:35 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: SunkenCiv

Weren’t those Hittites the guys I heard about that like to hit it, hit it, hit it, and then quit it?


5 posted on 11/03/2013 10:42:40 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hey! “Küçükçekmece” is my middle name!


6 posted on 11/03/2013 10:47:01 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SunkenCiv

They misspelled “Constantinople.”


7 posted on 11/03/2013 10:49:37 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

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.


8 posted on 11/03/2013 11:29:19 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Hey, isn’t everybody’s?


9 posted on 11/03/2013 11:29:45 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Their capital was at Lazmatoy.


10 posted on 11/03/2013 11:34:42 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Gen.Blather

The Turks are going the Mubarak-era Egyptian way — turning their archaeological sites into Disneyland-style tourist traps.


11 posted on 11/03/2013 11:37:29 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Exactly!!!


12 posted on 11/03/2013 12:02:58 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Gen.Blather
The modernizing elements in Turkey should do everything they can to spread knowledge of Turkey's ancient history throughout the country especially in popular media that can reach the largest number of people. This will open the eyes of the Turkish people to their long history—they were not always Moslem.
13 posted on 11/03/2013 1:59:52 PM PST by cradle of freedom
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To: SunkenCiv

Looking at those figurines: Having those little short arms must have made it hard to reach.


14 posted on 11/04/2013 3:23:48 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Now I know what Peyton Manning is talking about when he shouts “Hurry Hurry” at the line.


15 posted on 11/04/2013 1:07:21 PM PST by colorado tanker
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