"Dark Age" Temple Found in Turkey
An ancient temple in Turkey has been found filled with broken metal, ivory carvings, and stone slabs engraved with a dead language.
The find is casting new light on the "dark age" that was thought to have engulfed the region from 1200 to 900 B.C.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Although excavations have yet to reach the earliest parts of the temple, researchers plan to continue digging this summer in the hopes of
finding the temple's inner sanctuary.
Harrison believes the Tayinat temple might provide scholars with new evidence to help them understand similarly constructed temples from the same time
period, as well as the temple rituals of the day.
"The textual record has very much informed our perception of the past," noted Gunnar Lehmann, an archaeologist with Ben-Gurion University of the
Negev in Israel, who was not involved in the find.
"But there is now increasing archaeological evidence for a complex scenario of considerable cultural and political continuation and innovations
during this [dark age] period." Please visit the link provided for the complete story.