Category Archives: Turkey

Latest Findings from Çatalhöyük to be Released This Summer

The latest findings from the current excavations at Çatalhöyük will be released at the end of this summer, according to a member of the international archaeological team working at the site. Çatalhöyük, located in southern Turkey, is the largest Neolithic … Continue reading

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Ancient Palestine Existed in Modern Day Turkey and Syria

Professor J. P. Dessel of the University of Tennessee released a statement today on findings showing that “Palestine” once existed in modern-day Turkey and Syria. The name “Palestine” was found written in ancient Hittite hieroglyphics in Antakya, Turkey, and similar … Continue reading

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Assyrian Treaty Discovered Among Cache of Cuneiform Tablets

A treaty between Esarhaddon, King of Assyria, and a secondary ruler has been discovered among a cache of cuneiform tablets unearthed last year by a team from the University of Toronto. The tablet, known as the Vassal Treaties of Esarhaddon, … Continue reading

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Archaeologists Rush to Excavate and Preserve Assyrian City Before the Site is Flooded

Archaeologists in southeast Turkey are working diligently to excavate and preserve as much as they can of Tushan, an Assyrian city, before a hydroelectric dam floods the area. Tim Matney, who is leading a team of German, Turkish, and British … Continue reading

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