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16 Eylül 2014 Salı

HİTİT VE AT İLE GÖMÜ / HORSE BURiALS iN HiTTiTE










"....the bones, not cremated, were lying in disorder and the body seemed to have been simply shoved
into the hole. With it were....

b. in the entrance of the outer grate-tower was found a small limestone stela, very crudely engraved with
a representation of a seate human figure.

c. above the stone conduit and just in front of the blocking-wall were skull and some other bones of a
HORSE or HORSES, part of a human skull...."



Hittite / Carchemish
Hitit / Karkamış/Kargamış-Gaziantep


Carchemish : report on the excavations at Djerabis 
on behalf of the British museum: BOOK




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DATA ON HORSE BURIALS ARE MORE SCANTY ,
BECAUSE THEIR REMAINS WERE NOT ALWAYS COLLECTED. AND SOMETIMES WERE NOT EVEN
MENTIONED IN THE RECORD OF EXCAVATIONS....!!!




Skeletal remains from the older HİTTİTE empire were found in two tombs at OSMAN KAYASI near HATTUŞA ; 
one tomb may be dated between the 17th and 15th centuries,
 the second between the 15th and the 14th.


Each tomb contained an adult animal standing 14 to 14.1 hands high and several horses of smaller size.
The limbs of the larger horses are more slender than
 the limbs of European horses of the smae size,
 and it is tmepting to see in them representatives 
of the fine oriental breeds.


Coming to the Iron Age, late HİTTİTE tombs at NORŞUN TEPE in eastern ANATOLİA, of the 7th century
BC contained two stallions and a mare. 
The stallions stood 14 to 14.1 hands high, the mare only 12.2….



From the book:
An Early History of Horsemanship ,1985 
By Augusto Azzaroli



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GORDION , KIMMERIANS and HORSE BURIALS




BURIAL WITH HORSES,
STELA WITH HUMAN FIGURE ON GRAVES,
ARE CALLED TASHBABA/TAŞBABA


TURKISH CULTURE





Turkic burial of the early 7th century CE 
recently unearthed in the Altai region of Kazakhstan: 
a warrior and his horse, side by side. 
link









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