Nerik 2010-3, Oymaagac, Turkey

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Now in the fourth year of the archaeological excavations in Oymaagac, we hope for the final proof that this is the Hittite religious center of Nerik. Last year there were some cuneiform inscriptions, mentioning the citiy of Nerik - a strong indication. Here you can see stairs leading down into a subterranean tunnel. This will become an exciting part of the excavation next year. But before that there need some preparations to be done, to avoid a breakdown of the tunnel. The purpose of the tunnel is still completely unknown. What you can also see are some women from the village who are working here. That had started 2009 as an experiment, because the traditional rules wouldn't allow this. But it worked out very well. Surprisingly many women wanted to work here and the men didn't create any problem.

In the 2nd millenium B.C. the Hittites ruled an empire that reached from western Turkey to the borders of Egypt.
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Latitude: 41° 12' 28" N, Longitude: 35° 25' 46" E see »

Location: Turkey

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