3,500-year-old ancient treasure unearthed in Turkey

27 Jul 2011 1:24 PM | Anonymous
3,500-year-old ancient treasure unearthed in Turkey
27 July 2011, Wednesday / TODAY'S ZAMAN, İSTANBUL 
The return of a 3,500-year-old sphinx statue to Anatolia and the excavation of a 2,000-year-old racing arena in Muğla this week are part of the ongoing preservation of Turkey's rich history.
The 3,500-year-old statue of a sphinx, removed from Turkey almost a century ago, was returned to the country Wednesday. The Boğazköy Sphinx, which was taken to Germany 94 years ago for restoration, made its İstanbul debut at a presentation ceremony on Wednesday at the Archaeology Museum. Almost 4,000 years old and standing 2.8 meters tall, the sphinx originally stood on the right side of the south gate of Hattuşa, once the capital of the ancient Hittites
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