Tuesday, January 10, 2023

11,000-Year-Old Wall Carving in Turkey

A very old relief was recently found under a building(s) which might date back 11000 years in a town in Turkey. The relief shows a man surrounded by leopards. The buildings around it were demolished for the archeological site. 

"In Sayburç, Turkey, an archaeologist discovered an 11,000-year-old scene carved into a wall. It’s one of the oldest narrative depictions in the archaeological record.
The narrative scene depicts five figures: two humans, a bull, and two leopards. One of the humans is holding a snake, or rattle, in its right hand. The other human figure is holding its penis. A full description of the narrative scene, along with interpretations of its meaning for the Neolithic community that created it, is published in Antiquity’s Project Gallery."


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