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Building "A", Ortaköy Sapinuva

By Hatice Gonnet-Bağana


Foundations of the Building “A” from Sapinuva. Although the exact purpose of the building "A" remains unknown, it is thought to have had an administrative or religious significance, situated in an outstanding location with a dominant point on the plateau and impressive scenery. With a symmetrical plan, the height of its foundation reaching almost 2 meters above the ground with a width of 2 meters suggests that this monumental building was originally at least two-storey based on the evidence that some of the bricks were found 10 meter away from the foundation. Limestone and sandstone blocks were used at the base of the structure underneath the mudbrick superstructure, arranged in a Cyclopian order. The building witnessed a fire and destroyed. Among other artifacts, an archive of about 4000 tablets dating to early the 14th century BC has an outstanding place. These tablets were about religious, political, military, administrative, and fortune-telling matters written in Hurrian, Hitto-Hurrian and Akkadian as well as in Hittite yet mainly consists of letters.135 film (36x24 mm

Topics: Images; Archaeological sites; Ortaköy (Çorum İli, Turkey)--Antiquities
Publisher: Koç University, Suna Kıraç Library as digital publisher
Year: 2015
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