Skip to comments.Stone Giant Unearthed Among God Heads At Aizanoi
Posted on 12/31/2022 9:35:32 AM PST by BenLurkin
The ancient city of Aizanoi was founded as a Phrygian city on the western end of the Phrygia kingdom, in the present-day Çavdarhisar district of the western Anatolian province of Kütahya in Turkey. Aizanoi was home to the Aizanitisians, Phrygians, Greeks, Romans and Byzantines and the site was rediscovered by European travelers in 1824. The German Archaeological Institute began excavating in 1926 and works resumed in 1970, with them having accelerated significantly over the last two years.
At this site, that’s listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List , over the years archaeologists have unearthed ancient stone heads and bodies depicting Greek gods and goddesses such as Eros, Dionysus, Aphrodite and the demigod Herakles. This season, archaeologists greatly added to their expanding haul from this site and they have announced the discovery of “many large and small pieces of marble sculptures,” including an “almost intact” giant man carved in stone.
During the Hellenistic Period the ancient city of Aizanoi was controlled by the hegemonies of the Pergamon and Bithynia Kingdoms, only coming under Roman control in 133 BC. Gökhan Coşkun told Hurriyet Daily that the newly discovered statues date back “2,000 years”, and said “new artifacts are found every day.”
According to a report on DPU Habar , the ancient city of Aizanoi, which dates back to 3,000 BC, was equipped with a theatre, stadium, agora and Zeus Temple . This year, “80 workers and 20 technical staff” focused on the Penkalas Stream area where they restored a Roman-era marble bridge...and continued rebuilding the currently completely ruined bridge... While the recovery of these bridges will inform the archaeologists about ancient building methods and processes, the world looks on in awe at the swelling collection of human bodies and heads dating back 1,800-2,000 years ago”.
(Excerpt) Read more at ancient-origins.net ...
Heads of gods and humans just kept emerging from the mud. ( Dumlupınar University )
Antecedent of the Cardiff Giant?
It makes one wonder if there are any such things underneath the soils of Mars?
Look on My Works Ye Mighty and Despair!
Thanks BenLurkin. It's not well known, but the Phrygians introduced a method of keeping drinks cold. I like to think that I don't need /rimshot for that, but here goes.
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More about Phrygia, duration about 45 minutes, good range, concise, amusing presentation.
[snip] Brian Rose has had the good fortune to direct or co-direct excavations at two legendary sites in Turkey- Troy and Gordion. The fieldwork that he conducted over the course of the last 25 years has continually required him to assess the most effective strategies for presenting the findings to the public and scholarly community. In this talk, Brian Rose attempts to place his own work at these sites in historiographic perspective, highlighting the positive and negative aspects of the projects, with a focus on the extent to which regional, national, and global developments have shaped our research agendas. Brian also reflects on the discipline of archaeology in Turkey and the Near East. [/snip]Brian Rose, University of Pennsylvania
Troy and Gordion: The Historiography of Excavation at Two Legendary Sites in Anatolia
The Oriental Institute | 62.9K subscribers | 12,371 views | May 6, 2019
I enjoyed that. Thank you.
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