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8,000-year-old seal unearthed in Turkey


A circular clay seal, measuring seven centimetres (2.75 inches) across, was found in Yeşilova mound, the oldest human settlement area in the Turkish province of İzmir.

8,000-year-old seal unearthed in Turkey
Credit: AA
Archaeologist Zafer Derin, who heads the excavation team, told Anadolu Agency that the seal is important for both its large size and its design.

"We found one of the largest seals in Anatolia," he said.


Derin said the large seal was dried and baked in the sun and also symbolizes the sun.

"We know that the person who owned this seal was an administrator, a manager," Derin said.

He said the seal's purpose will be better understood after it is examined in detail by a microscope.

Source: Anadolu Agency [November 09, 2018]

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