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4,500-year-old rope remains found in Seyitomer mound, western Turkey


In the ongoing excavations in Seyitomer Hoyuk in western Kutahya province, experts have discovered a 4,500-year-old rope.


4,500-year-old rope remains found in Seyitomer mound, western Turkey
View of the rope remains in Seyitomer Hoyuk, Kutahya, western Turkey [Credit: AA]

The excavations have been carried out in the mound by Kutahya Museum Directorate under the supervision of museum expert Serdar Unan for three years. Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Nazan Unan, an academician of Kutahya Dumlupinar University (DPU), said they have been sustaining the work in the mound with a technical staff of 50, comprised of archaeologists, restorers, architects, architectural restorers and ceramic experts, plus a team of 250 labourers.




Noting that they have unveiled settlements dating back to the second and third period of the Early Bronze Age through to the Roman period in the mound to date, Unan said that they also discovered around 6,000 archaeological finds shedding light on the mound's past.


Stating that the most surprising finding in the mound in 2021 was the remains of a 4,500-year-old rope, she continued: “We found these remains in an area where a fire broke out in the past. We consider the rope remains important because they are almost the same thickness and weave as the ropes we use today.”


4,500-year-old rope remains found in Seyitomer mound, western Turkey
View of the rope remains in Seyitomer Hoyuk, Kutahya, western Turkey [Credit: AA]

Unan also explained that the remains of the rope along with many other organic items have survived to date because they were originally burned.




Seyitomer Mound, which dates to the third millennium BC, is located in the work area of the Celikler Seyitomer Electricity Generation Corporation, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from the city's center.


The excavation of the mound, which had an original height of 26 meters (85 feet), width of 140 meters and length of 150 meters, was initiated by the Eskisehir Museum Directorate in 1989 to bring 12 million tons of lignite under it into the economy.


4,500-year-old rope remains found in Seyitomer mound, western Turkey
General view from Seyitomer Hoyuk, Kutahya, western Turkey [Credit: AA]

The mound was excavated by the Afyonkarahisar Museum Directorate between the years 1990 and 1995. The DPU Archaeology Department took over the excavations in 2006. The excavation team consisting of academic staff, students and workers continued working in the mound until 2014. More than 17,000 artifacts excavated from the mound have been handed over to the Museum Directorate for display.


The excavations have resumed, run by the Kutahya Museum Directorate, since 2019.


Source: Daily Sabah [December 23, 2021]



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