In the Hattusa excavations, a decoration piece made of 2,800-year-old elephant ivory was discovered

In the Hattusa excavations, a decoration piece made of 2,800-year-old elephant ivory was discovered

A decoration piece made of 2,800-year-old ivory was found during the ongoing excavations in Hattusa (today Boğazköy), the capital of the Hittites, who established the first central state organization in Anatolia. The discovered elephant ivory decoration piece is approximately 30 centimeters in length and 10 centimeters in width. It features a sphinx (a sculpture with…

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A new Indo-European language has been discovered in the Hittite capital Hattusa

A new Indo-European language has been discovered in the Hittite capital Hattusa

In ongoing excavations in Hattusa, the capital of the Hittites, who established Anatolia’s first central state, a new Indo-European language has been discovered. Hattusa is located in the Boğazköy district of Çorum province in present-day Türkiye. Over the past 100 years of ongoing excavations in Hattusa, approximately 30,000 clay tablets written in cuneiform script have…

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The borders of the Hittite city of Şapinuva are determining by 3300-year-old workshops

The borders of the Hittite city of Şapinuva are determining by 3300-year-old workshops

The boundaries of the second significant administrative center, the city of Sapinuva, established by the Hittites, who were the first centralized state in Anatolia is determining through workshops called “işlik” spanning 3300 years. In Şapinuva, which was the capital of the Hittite empire for a period, work continues in the two workshops that were unearthed…

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