Skip to comments.Archeologists unearth extraordinary human sculpture in Turkey [ Suppiluliuma ]
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.
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Whoops: Photo Credit: Jennifer JacksonI couldn't find a copy of the text here, and want to go to bed now, but it's pages 310 and 320.
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Prunes, he needs prunes.
They dug up Ted Kennedy!
Muppets. They’re everywhere!
Goliath and his brothers?
For a brief time in 244AD, the Japanese Animators conquered Turkey....
She’s a very ‘suppil’ looking lady.
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!
Mr Potato Head?
Did he have a Rem 1100?
Fiber, things may have turned out differently if he had ingested more Fiber.. yep
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.
I love the way he accessorized with those orange ribbons.
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