Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Today a colleague drove me to Anslatepe or Old Malatya. On the way to the archaeological site,we drove through the village and these villagers let me take their picture.Excavation began on this site in the 1930's when they found this giant stone statue of the King of Melita. There are seven layers of excation dating back 5000 years to the Hittite period. This one site in the Fertile Crescent by the Euphrates River is right at the center of the Ancient Civilations that I studied in 6th grade.. Pretty cool!