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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Museum of Anatolian Civilizations - Part One




Obsidian spear and arrow heads– Çatalhöyük 6th millennium BC


Painted plaster fresco – Çatalhöyük 6th millennium BC



Reconstruction of a Çatalhöyük house



Teracotta Mother Goddess statuette – Çatalhöyük c. 5,750 BC




Flint daggers one with a bone handle - Çatalhöyük 6th millennium BC




Terracotta pig vessel – Hacilar mid-6th millennium BC




Bronze ceremonial standard – Alacahöyük second half 3rd millennium BC




Bronze stag statuette – Alacahöyük second half 3rd millennium BC




Bronze ceremonial standard – Alacahöyük second half 3rd millennium BC




Bronze bull statuette – Alacahöyük second half 3rd millennium BC




Gold twin idols – Alacahöyük second half 3rd millennium BC




Gold and iron dagger with scabbard - Alacahöyük second half 3rd millennium BC




Bronze spear heads




Bronze bull statuette – Alacahöyük second half 3rd millennium BC



Bronze spear head



Bronze axe heads




Bronze woman nursing a child statuette – Horoztepe end 3rd millennium BC




Limestone relief of a warrior god - King’s Gate, Boğazköy 14th-13th century BC




Limestone relief of a warrior god - King’s Gate, Boğazköy 14th-13th century BC




Various animal terracotta ritual drinking vessels - Kültepe 19th century BC




Eagle shaped terracotta ritual drinking vessel - Kültepe 19th century BC




Sandal or boot shaped terracotta ritual drinking vessels - Kültepe 19th century BC





Stone mould for dagger and axe head





One handled terracotta vessel




Terracotta lion head vessel





Terracotta relief vase – Inandik mid-17th century BC




Terracotta bull shaped vessels – Boğazköy 16th century BC



Beak-spouted terracotta jug




Bronze plaque of a border agreement - Boğazköy 13th century BC




Beak-spouted terracotta jug – Eskiyapar 18th century BC

10 comments:

  1. Thanks Ray, it is 'a must see' museum if you're ever in Ankara.

    Mike

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  2. Glad to look at these beautiful pictures...

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  3. fantastic pics. we cant see anything like that here in New Zealand. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Mark, Turkey is a great place to visit.

      Mike

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  4. Lovely stuff! Did you just get back from a trip to Turkey?

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  5. Thanks Monty, we went there in 2011, fantastic place to visit with so much to see.

    Mike

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    1. I love antiquity. If I visit a big city, I always scout for a history museum and and an art museum! This series has been a treat!

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  6. Thanks Monty, visiting museums is definitely a highlight for me on trips as well.

    Mike

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