Fertility cult complex discovered under Turkish home dates to the Iron Age

A plundering scheme led archaeologists to an underground complex in Turkey that may have been used by a fertility cult in the first millennium, a new study suggests. B.C.

The ancient complex, which has not been fully investigated due to its unstable structure, has rare rock art on its walls with images of a procession of deities depicted in the style of Assyrian way. This art style seems to have been adapted by local groups, showing the extent to which cultural of the New Assyrian Empire – which hailed from Mesopotamia and later expanded into Anatolia – spread to the people it conquered in the region, according to new research, published online May 11 in the journal Ancient.

https://www.livescience.com/neo-assyrian-rock-relief-discovered-turkey Fertility cult complex discovered under Turkish home dates to the Iron Age

Russell Falcon

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