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Turkish Archaeologists Citing new historical discoveries: "Medes were religious"

Turkish Archaeologists Citing new historical discoveries: "Medes were religious"
Archaeologists in Türkiye unearth remnants providing clues to religious beliefs of ancient Medes
Archaeologists in northern Türkiye at Oluz Hoyuk in Amasya province, have unearthed structures and religious artifacts linked to the Medes, an ancient Iranian people, marking their first appearance in Anatolian archaeology.‘For the first time in Anatolian archaeology, we encountered religious findings and architectural remnants belonging to the Medes,’ says archaeologist Sevket Donmez “For the first time in Anatolian archaeology, we encountered religious findings and architectural remnants belonging to the Medes.
This year’s findings from the region revealed altars and architectural structures which were also determined to belong to the Medes.The Medes were an ancient Iranian tribe from the Iron Age living between today’s western and northern Iran. They are credited for having laid the foundation of an Iranian empire. The Medes favored rich ornamentation and were influenced by Assyria in their artistic talents. Findings from the Medes are regarded as clues to their spiritual and economic life, as no written documentation from their era has survived.
 

 

 

Dec 26, 2023 03:13
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