📩 02/11/2023 13:48
Mayor Büyükkılıç examined the rock-carved Kültepe Museum, which will introduce Kültepe Kaniş-Karum to the world, and emphasized that there is no underground museum of this size in Turkey. Head of Kültepe Kaniş-Karum Mound Excavations Prof. Dr. Fikri Kulakoğlu also said that Kültepe's 75-year-old dream has been realized.
Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Dr. Memduh Büyükkılıç examined the works carried out at the Kültepe Museum, Turkey's largest rock carving museum, which will introduce the Kültepe Kaniş-Karum region of the Metropolitan Municipality to the world. It was also announced that the history of Kültepe dates back to 75 thousand years, with the artifacts unearthed during the excavations carried out in Kültepe, where a 7-year-old dream came true.
The Metropolitan Municipality, which protects the historical and cultural heritage of Kayseri, which has hosted different civilizations and has been proven to be the center of trade during excavations, is realizing the Kültepe Museum, where the works from Kültepe Kaniş-Karum, which has a deep-rooted history of 6 thousand years, will be exhibited.
In this context, Metropolitan Mayor Dr. Memduh Büyükkılıç examined the rock-carved Kültepe Museum project on site.
During the technical visit to Mayor Büyükkılıç, Kültepe Kaniş-Karum Mound Excavation Head Prof. Dr. Fikri Kulakoğlu was accompanied by Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary General Hamdi Elcuman, City History and Promotion Department Head Gürcan Senem, Survey and Projects Department Head Ahmet Şeref Bahçecioğlu and Press and Public Relations Department Head İbrahim Özçekiç.
Mayor Büyükkılıç, who received information about the latest situation, stated in his statement here that the history of Kültepe dates back to 7 thousand years and said, “A picture like an underground city emerged. Underground museum, carved museum. "We started a project to showcase the values of Kayseri with its 7 thousand years of history, the tablets found here, the philosophy of trade and the constitution," he said.
“THANK THANK YOU THE CARVING IS FINISHED, THE WORK ON THE FLOOR IS OK”
Emphasizing that they are nearing the end of the project, Büyükkılıç pointed out that there is no underground museum of this size in Turkey and said:
“Thank God, the carving is over, the work on the ground is complete, but we will be excited to work on the tablets that will come here, and with the support of our Minister of Culture and Tourism, we will bring this place to humanity and our country. Thus, we will see together that there is no underground museum of this size in Turkey. I would like to thank those who contributed and wish them good luck in advance. I want to share it here as it is a museum that suits our Kayseri.”
IT WILL BE THE LARGEST IN TURKEY
Head of Kültepe Kaniş-Karum Mound Excavations Prof. Dr. Fikri Kulakoğlu also pointed out that the museum, which will be the largest in Turkey with a size of 3 thousand 500 square meters, is also important in terms of being the first official museum.
A 75-YEAR-OLD DREAM IS COME TRUE
Prof. Dr. Kulakoğlu pointed out that Kültepe's 75-year dream came true with the support of Mayor Büyükkılıç and said, “We are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Kültepe excavations and I would like to thank our esteemed president for realizing his 75-year dream. Thanks to you, Kültepe has not been given this much care and attention since it was Kültepe. Thank you, may it live on. Thanks to him, we built a museum, a merchants' quarter and a visitor center. "I think, thanks to our president, there is no one more lucky than us in Turkey," he said.
President Büyükkılıç congratulated those who contributed and said, "We are doing this meaningful and important work together with our Ministry, with science and your light."