According to Archeologists unearth extraordinary human sculpture in Turkey
, at the end of July, archaeologists from Tayinat Archaeological Project (TAP) excavation site in southeastern Turkey announced that they had uncovered an ancient 1.5 meter high statue of part of the body and the head (basically a bust) with its staring inlaid eyes intact. The back of the statue is inscribed in Hieroglyphic Luwian, a script used in the area of Anatolia and northern Syria, connected with the Neo-Hittite. The statue was part of a monumental gate complex at Kunulua, capital of the Neo-Hittite Kingdom of Patina (c. 1000-738 B.C). The person depicted in the statue may be King Suppiluliuma, who faced the invading Assyrian king Shalmaneser III (858-824 B.C.).
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