📩 30/09/2023 12:02
New finds have come to light in Göbeklitepe and Karahantepe, which are described as the zero point of history.
Within the scope of the Stone Hills project, which shed light on prehistory and made very important discoveries on a world scale, human and animal statues were finally found in the work carried out in 2023 archaeological areas in 9.
During the excavations carried out by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, a life-size wild boar statue made of limestone was found in the D structure of Göbeklitepe.
Red, white and black pigment residues can be seen on its surface, making it the first painted sculpture found from that period to the present day.
The wild boar statue discovered in Göbeklitepe was found on a bench with decorations that are thought to be an H-shaped symbol, a crescent, two snakes and three human faces or masks.
Human Sculpture is One of the Most Impressive Examples of Prehistoric Art
During the excavations carried out in Karahantepe, one of the most realistic sculptures of the period was brought to light.
The 2,3 meter high statue, which is a candidate to be one of the most impressive examples of prehistoric art with a realistic facial expression, was found fixed to the ground in a bench.
A vulture statue placed on the wall and stone plates left on the floor were found in the area where the seated statue, which emphasizes the ribs, spine and shoulder bones, reminiscent of a dead person, was found.