Fertility cult complex discovered under Turkish home dates to the Iron Age

Jene J. Long

A bungled looting scheme has led archaeologists to an underground Iron Age advanced in Turkey that may perhaps have been utilised by a fertility cult through the initially millennium B.C., a new review finds.

The historic complicated, which has nonetheless to be fully investigated due to the instability of the structure, has scarce rock art drawings on its walls showcasing a procession of deities depicted in an Assyrian model. This art model seems to have been adapted by area groups, indicating how strongly the culture of the Neo-Assyrian Empire — which hailed from Mesopotamia and later expanded into Anatolia — unfold to the men and women it conquered in this region, in accordance to the new review, revealed on the internet May possibly 11 in the journal Antiquity

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