The Cultural Heritage of Hittite Anatolia
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Hittite Historical Atlas

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Locations: Plain (Ova) River bank , Province: Kahramanmaraş , Village: Karagöz

Inventory No 70
Old Name
Ancient Name
Highly Probable Ancient Name
Latitude 38° 17' 58.80
Longitude 36° 59' 46.18
Elevation 1180
Species Mound (Höyük)
Type Settlement
Height 20
Width 165
Lenght 255
Area 42075
Periods Middle Bronze Age I Karum ~2000/1950-1700
Middle Bronze Age II Old Hittite ~1650-1550/1500
Late Bronze Age I Middle Hittite ~1550/1500-1350
Late Bronze Age II Imperial Hittite ~1350-1150

Location and geographical Features



It is located at the southern section in the area of Afşin-Elbistan Thermical Plant.

You may follow this route to go to Tudeğin from Afşin town center.



Nearest Ancient Road

Survey Findings Inside many of the holes excavated by treasure hunters on the mound at a depth of 5-7 meters, there are remains of walls constucted with huge and unworked blocks of stone. When you look at the remains of walls and their location, it is understood that the related layer is surrounded with a fortification Wall. In addition to big amount of Kura-Araxes pottery, there are fragments of pottery reflecting Old Hittite and Hittite Imperiol Period together with pieces of 2nd millenium slip decorated ware.


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