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3000 Year Old Statue Of Hittite King Suppiluliuma Discovered

3000 Year Old Statue Of Hittite King Suppiluliuma Discovered

3000 Year Old Statue Of Hittite King Suppiluliuma Discovered At Tell Tayinat In Hatay’s Reyhanli District
The excavation team, constituted of 47 persons from 8 countries and led by Professor Timothy Harrison from the University of Toronto, discovered by the Tell Tayinat Tumulus in Hatay’s Reyhanlı district the statue of the ruler of the Hittite period. The statue which belongs to Hittite King Suppiluliuma II, holds a spear in one hand and an ear of wheat in the other. The upper half of the statue with beard, curly hair and unique bracelets has been found in good condition whereas the lower half has not been located yet. The basalt stone statue with the expression “Suppiluliuma” inscribed on its back is 1.5 meters tall and weighs about 1.5 tons. The most special feature of the statue are the eyes made from special stone in black and white and ed later on.

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