Skip to comments.8,000-year-old seal unearthed in western Turkey
Posted on 09/20/2010 7:22:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
The seal shows that the settlement in Izmir began some 8,500 year ago.
Archaeologists have unearthed a seal believed to be 8,000 years old during excavations in the Yesilova Tumulus, one of the oldest settlements in western Turkey.
Associate Professor Zafer Derin, who has been leading the excavations from Ege University's Department of Archaeology, said they found a historical artifact that proved that settlement in the western province of Izmir began some 8,500 years ago.
"The seal is dated back to 6,200 B.C. It is evident that the seal belonged to an administrator. This bull-shaped seal is one of the oldest seals ever unearthed in Anatolia. We've unearthed many important findings during the excavations at this site since 2005. Some 700 pieces have been sent to museums for display. We give 150 pieces every year. This region is very important in terms of both tourism and science," he said.
Bornova Mayor Kamil Okyar Sindir recalled that the area was a third-degree archaeological-protected site. "We have organized an architectural project competition for this area and a jury is now evaluating projects. When the project is chosen, we will establish an exhibition and education center. This structure will be a model for the world. Education workshops and seminars will be given in the center and people will learn about the history of Izmir and Bornova."
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I’m sure the date is imprinted right there on the bottom.
8000 years old? Impossible.
The future was so much brighter back then.....
looks like half of a lemon
And I have a cookies press, also clay, that looks very similar.
Symbol found in two disparate locations? Obviously must be the symbol of the alien overlords that ruled the earth during this era.