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Archaeology: Acropolis of forgotten kingdom uncovered
ANSA ^ | Friday, February 10, 2012 | ANSAmed

Posted on 02/21/2012 8:33:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv

Numerous archaeological excavations are underway at a huge site in Anatolia which will uncover an ancient and rich yet forgotten kingdom known as Tuwana from the darkness of history, which will be featured in an open-air museum. The news was reported by Lorenzo d'Alfonso, an Italian archaeologist leading the joint mission by the University of Pavia and NYU, who provided details on the excavation campaign in a press conference in Istanbul this month, during which the details of the Italian archaeological missions in Turkey were explained. This "new discovery" from the pre-classical age which "needs to be continued" in southern Cappadocia took place in Kinik Hoyuk, the scholar said, referring to a site mainly involving the beginning of the first millennium BC. The area is "fully" part of the "forgotten kingdom" of Tuwana, said d'Alfonso, known until now through hieroglyphics and from several sources from the Assyrian Empire, but "never studied archaeologically": "A completely intact site that has been left untouched", trying to "place it historically to understand which civilisation it belonged to and what it's role was in the region". Kinik Hoyuk, the archaeologist said, is "one of the major sites" in terms of size in pre-classical Anatolia, if you leave the capital of the Hittites out: the most conservative estimates say that it spans 24 hectares "but topographers say that it could cover 81 hectares".

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: anatolia; assyria; assyrianempire; assyrians; cappadocia; ciliciangates; godsgravesglyphs; italy; kinikkoyuk; kinikkoyuktuwana; turkey; tuwana
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Subtitled: "Thanks to Italian excavations in southern Cappadocia"

1 posted on 02/21/2012 8:33:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


2 posted on 02/21/2012 8:36:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Anatolia? They could have said Turkey.

You can’t go back to Constantinople, ‘cause they changed it to Istanbul.


3 posted on 02/21/2012 8:38:03 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: SunkenCiv
There are so many interesting archaeological sites in Turkey I would love to go there if I had the time and cash. They would have even more tourists if they would quit playing footsies with the radical Muslims.
4 posted on 02/21/2012 8:49:01 PM PST by dog breath
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To: Rocky

Why did Constantinople get the works?
That’s no one’s business but the Turks...


5 posted on 02/21/2012 8:49:27 PM PST by null and void (Day 1127 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: null and void

Even old New York
Was once New Amsterdam
Why they changed I can’t say


6 posted on 02/21/2012 8:55:05 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Would you sing if someone sucked YOU up the vacuum cleaner hose?)
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To: null and void

The jerks.


7 posted on 02/21/2012 8:55:47 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: dog breath

They *are* the radical Muslims. :’) But I’m with you, if I had the time and cash, I’d be all over the landscape over there.


8 posted on 02/21/2012 8:59:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

People just liked it better that way


9 posted on 02/21/2012 9:00:08 PM PST by null and void (Day 1127 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Rocky
Turkey is a country (less than 100 years old under that name) and Anatolia is a region, aka Asia Minor. Makes sense to keep the national name out of it since Anatolia was populated and ruled by quite a few different peoples, including the Greeks, long before the Turks rode in from the steppes.

In fact the coastal cities were still predominantly Greek until the 1920's when they were ethnically cleansed by the forces of General and then President Ataturk ("Father Turk") founder of the Republic of Turkey, occupying all that was left of the Ottoman Empire. The Armenians weren't the only people to be manhandled and massacred by the Turks.

10 posted on 02/21/2012 9:14:19 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: SunkenCiv

I wanna be a Tuwannabe too so long as I don’t have wear those tu-tu’s too.


11 posted on 02/21/2012 9:19:03 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: SunkenCiv
One hectare is about 2.47 acres so the site seems to be somewhere between 60 and 200 acres.

So the mystery is solved as to why Mrs. Brawley named her daughter Tuwana.

12 posted on 02/21/2012 9:32:04 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: count-your-change; Verginius Rufus

:’)


13 posted on 02/21/2012 10:02:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: count-your-change

“as I don’t have wear those tu-tu’s too.”

Are you referring to two tu-tus too?


14 posted on 02/21/2012 11:28:53 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Rocky

Everyone there calls it Anatolia.


15 posted on 02/21/2012 11:49:13 PM PST by Domangart
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Yes, I forgot that the plural of tu-tu’s is toot.


16 posted on 02/22/2012 12:45:33 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: katana
most of the people of Turkey, the ethnic "Turks" have very little Turkic blood in them -- they look and have very little true blood relationship with the Kipchaks or Turkomen or Kirghiz. But they have the same language family.

They are mostly ethnically greek-hittite-hatti-armenian-caucasian mix with some semitic elements and some traces of Turks. This is where the rulers (Turks) put their language on the conquered

17 posted on 02/22/2012 1:26:52 AM PST by Cronos (Party like it's 12 20, 2012)
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To: count-your-change

Nah, Toot is Obama’s grandmommy who took his secrets to her grave.


18 posted on 02/22/2012 3:37:24 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: null and void

LOL. Someone else knows the song.


19 posted on 02/22/2012 3:59:43 AM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: dog breath
Turkey I would love to go there ...

No you would not, unless you are a muslim. These sites are in rural Turkey, which is still in the 7th century, complete with all the traditions and beliefs of that time. Remain in the large cities, do not venture alone into the countryside, without an armed guard. Do not travel between cities unless by air.

Rural Turky begins where large cities end - abruptly. There are no burbs, after that, wealthy people live in small towns and villages, the not so wealthy live in ditches and will beg you for ecmec (bread).

Do not go to Sinope Province. It is a prison province for people who have been judged enemies of the state or common criminals (many of whom are keep in the 10th Century prison for the remainder of their very short lives). Uprisings are put down by the military, usually with artillery fire.

Do not drink the local water. It can make you very sick or even kill you. Do not drink out of the waterseller’s cup - they are not washed after use.

As a non-muslim, you are automatically hated. Any possessions you have belong to the first Turk to take them. If you look at any woman directly, you will be beaten by as many males as are available for the task. If you photograph anyone, you will be considered to have stolen their soul.

If you eat at a local restaurant, they will treat you nicely, but if you fail to look in the kitchen, you will have no idea what you are being fed nor which dish has the least flies in it.

If you are a male and get horny, you can visit the local karahanni, where you will find various holes in wooden walls to insert ... the women are working off their husband's debts.

If you drop a lira and accidentally step on it to keep it from blowing away, you have just committed a capital crime.

If you are lucky in said incident there will be someone to rescue you and spirit you out of the country - the preferred method is in a coffin. Which, if you are unlucky, is what you will be returning to the US in after being skinned alive by the locals.

Do not under any circumstances look at or flirt with any unveiled women, nor make any remarks. You will be beaten if you are lucky, and, if afterward you are unlucky and go sailing in a rental boat on the Black Sea, you will be killed by the local fisherman.

Do not under any circumstances go wandering across the local countryside alone, without an armed guard, else the local shepards will throw boulders at you and try to force you off a cliff to your death.

In rural Turkey, there are no McDonalds, only minarets.

20 posted on 02/22/2012 6:21:13 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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