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Archeologists unearth extraordinary human sculpture in Turkey [ Suppiluliuma ]
Eurekalert ^ | Monday, July 30, 2012 | Kim Luke, U of Toronto

Posted on 07/30/2012 8:19:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv


The head and torso of the human figure, intact to just above its waist, stands approximately 1.5 meters in height, suggesting a total body length of 3.5 to four meters. The figure's face is bearded, with beautifully preserved inlaid eyes made of white and black stone, and its hair has been coiffed in an elaborate series of curls aligned in linear rows. Both arms are extended forward from the elbow, each with two arm bracelets decorated with lion heads. The figure's right hand holds a spear, and in its left is a shaft of wheat. A crescent-shaped pectoral adorns its chest. A lengthy Hieroglyphic Luwian inscription, carved in raised relief across its back, records the campaigns and accomplishments of Suppiluliuma, likely the same Patinean king who faced a Neo-Assyrian onslaught of Shalmaneser III as part of a Syrian-Hittite coalition in 858 BC.
Archeologists unearth extraordinary human sculpture in Turkey Archeologists unearth extraordinary human sculpture in Turkey


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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; godsgravesglyphs; sapalulme; suppiluliuma
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1 posted on 07/30/2012 8:20:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 07/30/2012 8:22:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
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3 posted on 07/30/2012 8:24:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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4 posted on 07/30/2012 8:25:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Prunes, he needs prunes.


5 posted on 07/30/2012 8:25:23 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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They dug up Ted Kennedy!


6 posted on 07/30/2012 8:25:23 PM PDT by howlinhound (Live your life so that, when you get up in the morning, Satan says, "Oh Crap!..He's awake" - Unknown)
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Muppets. They’re everywhere!


7 posted on 07/30/2012 8:30:10 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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It’s Twiki!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yptoaCKZ0Tw


8 posted on 07/30/2012 8:47:44 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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Goliath and his brothers?


9 posted on 07/30/2012 8:49:06 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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For a brief time in 244AD, the Japanese Animators conquered Turkey....


10 posted on 07/30/2012 8:52:45 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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She’s a very ‘suppil’ looking lady.


11 posted on 07/30/2012 8:54:38 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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I think this statue from Turkey represents an early turkey hunter. I think he was hunting from a blind. You can tell by his eyes that he’s looking at a big gobbler with a 10 inch beard. The position of his hands shows that he was holding an early Lynch turkey call, but of course, the wooden turkey call decayed away long ago. Hey Bubba! This here arkeyology shore is interestin’ stuff!


12 posted on 07/30/2012 9:05:52 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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Mr Potato Head?


13 posted on 07/30/2012 9:11:13 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Did he have a Rem 1100?


14 posted on 07/30/2012 9:16:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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I wonder if this is close to Gobekli Tepe where there are are all these monoliths with all kinds of animals, reptiles, and dinosaurs craved into them standing in concentric circles.
15 posted on 07/30/2012 10:49:30 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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Fiber, things may have turned out differently if he had ingested more Fiber.. yep


16 posted on 07/30/2012 10:56:21 PM PDT by carlo3b (Home, is where the heart is..)
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First: That’s not hair on its head. That’s a helmet of snails, obviously.

Second: The surprised look in its eyes points to it being a training aid for proctologists of that period.

Third: The orange belts around head and trunk point to this being a modern reproduction.


17 posted on 07/31/2012 12:54:16 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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18 posted on 07/31/2012 1:38:53 AM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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19 posted on 07/31/2012 1:43:11 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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I love the way he accessorized with those orange ribbons.


20 posted on 07/31/2012 1:55:19 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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