3000 year-old lion statue discovered in Turkey

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by Jan van der Crabben
published on 10 August 2011
Archaeologists leading the University of Toronto's Tayinat Archeological Project in southeastern Turkey have unearthed the remains of a monumental gate complex adorned with stone sculptures, including a magnificently carved lion. The gate complex provided access to the citadel of Kunulua, capital of the Neo-Hittite Kingdom of Patina (ca. 950-725 BCE) and is reminiscent of the citadel gate excavated by British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley in 1911 at the royal Hittite city of Carchemish. Read the full story on the University of Toronto website.
Posted by Jan van der Crabben on August 10, 2011, 07:28.

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