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Pieces of 3,000-year-old monumental gate complex unearthed in Turkey

Two pieces of a Neo-Hittite monumental gate complex have been unearthed at Tell Tayinat in southern Turkey. A beautiful and colossal human sculpture is one of the latest cultural treasures unearthed by an international team at the Tayinat Archaeological Project (TAP) excavation site in southeastern Turkey. A large semi-circular column base,

Life-sized Hittite lion sculptures found in Turkey

Two life-sized lion sculptures, made by the Hittites, have been found in Turkey. Now archaeologists are trying to figure out what they were for. One idea is that the statues, created between 1400 and 1200 B.C., were meant to be part of a monument for a sacred water spring, the researchers

Turkey requests return of sphinx from Germany

Turkey has given Germany until June to return a sphinx which dates back to 1400BC. "Given the particular nature and history of German-Turkish relations, we need to find a new, constructive way to solve this case," he added. "Threatening to close German digs in Turkey ... does not create a climate