“This place is rich enough to fill a museum. There is everything you can imagine here, such as bronze artifacts, pots and pans, beads, metals, pins and silver artwork,” he said. “The data we have shows that copper sources in Siirt are very rich. We also found a set of game stones in one of the graves. This set includes 49 pieces and dates back [to antiquity]. We think that it might be the father of chess or a war game in ancient times. We will try to find out this year,” Sa?lamtimur said. The professor also expressed his wish to see a museum constructed in Siirt. “We think that it is our right to want a museum in Siirt. If we had a museum, it would be filled with these artifacts found in the last few years,” he said.
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