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Sarıalan archaeological site, rock carving no. 27

By Hatice Gonnet-Bağana


Inscribed rock identified as no. "27" at Sarıalan archaeological site. Turkish "Sarıalan" meaning "yellow field" is used to describe yellow color geological formation in the area near Beyköy village in the district of İhsaniye, 40 km northwest of Afyonkarahisar province, Turkey. When excavating the site, Hatice Gonnet-Bağana gave numbers to hollows and rock carvings to map out the area. Although exact function of this area is unclear, according to Hatice Gonnet-Bağana, it had symbolic or ceremonial functions related to some sort of water cult in the Phrygian culture and this hollow carved into the rock was part of a larger design to facilitate water circulation among the other hollows in particular in the rain.135 film (36×24 mm

Topics: Images; Excavations (Archaeology); Archaeological sites; Phrygia; Phrygians; Afyon İli (Turkey)
Publisher: Koç University, Suna Kıraç Library as digital publisher
Year: 2015
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