Marble Head of Female Orant with Black Hair Diyala Region, Sumer; 2600-2350 BC; 2.6 inches The exquisite miniature, creme marble head of a woman came from an orant statuette. Her mouth with a subtle smile accents her straight nose, now broken at the tip. Cavernous, blackened eye sockets remain from bitumen adhesive where large eyes were once inset. Almost unique among orant figures, she has hair of a different stone, black serpentine.
Excavations at the Central Anatolian province of Çorum’s Alacahöyük site, one of the significant centers of the ancient Hittite civilization and Turkey’s first national excavation field, have unearthed various artifacts in a year-old mine factory.
MessageToEagle.com – In 1998, an intriguing discovery of thirteen stone stelae was made in Hakkari by a local resident. Hakkâri (also called Julemerg) is a city and capital of the Hakkâri province in the Turkish region of Kurdistan. The city is located roughly 200 km southeast of Van, another Kurdish city, in the southeastern most corner …
More on year-old dwelling found at Kultepe: The monumental structure is the largest building that has been found in Anatolia or the Middle East, according to the head of the Kültepe excavations [Credit: Fikri Kulakoğlu/AA]
Tell Tayinat (Tell Tainat) is located about to the city of Antakya. The site is about 800 meters to the site of Tell Açana. The site's ancient name was probably Kunulua which was the capital of Neo-Hittite kingdom Patina/Unqi.