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These and the others to come were taken during the execution of a project sponsored by the Hitit University in Çorum. The purpose was to create paintings of the archaeological sites and monuments by students of the Department of Arhaeology. They were expected to take pictures and draw sketches on the sites and then turn them into oil paintings in ten days and exhibit them in the university. The canvases, paints and brushes were provided by the project. I was taking part in it to help the students with their photographs, a friend of mine from the Faculty of Fine Arts of our university taught them the technique of oil painting, we also had with us the head of their own department and an another instructor from Çorum.

The mound (Turkish: höyük) at Alacahöyük was the centre of a flourishing Hattian culture during the Early Bronze Age. The mound was a scene of settlement in a continuous sequence of development from the Chalcolithic Age, when earliest copper tools appeared alongside the use of stone tools. It has been continuously occupied ever since, until today's modern settlement in the form of a small village. The standing and distinguishing remains at Alacahöyük, however, such as the "Sphinx Gate", date from the Hittite period that followed the Hatti, from the fourteenth century BC.

The impressive sphinx gate surrounded by stone reliefs marked its entrance. [6] The town was heavily fortified with walls and towers due to the frequent raids of the Kaska people living in the mountainous region to the north. Excavations by the Turkish archaeologists Remzi Oğuz Arık and Hamit Koşay resumed in 1935 under the personal instructions of Atatürk who contributed from his own budget. [7] The work, which continued until 1970, revealed considerable local wealth and achievement even before the time of the Hittites, with the earliest occupation dating from the 4th millennium BC.

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Camera:Pentax K-5 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 May 2013 - 1:48 PM
Focal Length:37.5mm
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Alacahöyük
Username:nonur nonur
Uploaded:23 May 2013 - 5:41 AM
Tags:Alacahöyük, Çorum, Photo journalism, Reliefs, Sphinx gate, Turkey
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
23 May 2013 - 5:51 AM

Lovely images Nezih !! I like the art work in V1 with the guy sitting there and the bull in V2 is quite something WinkWink Super and informative narrative too ! Good work my friend Smile

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tonyguitar
23 May 2013 - 6:00 AM

Thanks for history insights. All images are both very interesting and well presented. TG

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23 May 2013 - 6:04 AM

Great ets of imases......Grin

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johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2013 - 6:11 AM

A beautiful set Nezih, all story telling, great stuff...John

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ColleenA
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23 May 2013 - 6:24 AM

Great set, love the rock art, what wonderful history.....well captured and presented

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23 May 2013 - 6:38 AM

It always amazes me that there were civilisations so artistic and skilful yet it took thousands of years to break the barriers of invention around the `industrial revolution'. A fascinating set ..love those stone reliefs GrinGrin

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23 May 2013 - 6:42 AM

Excellent shots and a really interesting write up, super stuff.

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woolybill1
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23 May 2013 - 7:19 AM

A magnificent set, Nezih. The early artwork in itself is beautiful and extremely well recorded, the background information that you supply is thorough and interesting as usual.
You have certainly chosen the most original image as V1: I can scarcely imagine what the student artist must have felt sitting there observed by eyes carved thousands of years ago, eyes that seem to me to have a strong personality!
Regards
Bill

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23 May 2013 - 7:21 AM

A great, informative series, Nezih.
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23 May 2013 - 7:22 AM

A fascinating set, a good project. V1 stands out, it's as though the past is watching benevolently over the present.
Moira

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ

Good balance of faces, facinating desc'. Si

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2013 - 7:38 AM

wonderful set Nazith brilliant detail super colours and tones v2 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2013 - 8:03 AM

Lovely set Nezih , fantastic write up as well Smile

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23 May 2013 - 8:14 AM

An excellent and informative record, Nezih, and v1 exemplifies the project well.

Dave

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23 May 2013 - 8:27 AM

A great series, Nezih. Smile

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morpheus1955
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23 May 2013 - 8:32 AM

Excellent set of images, beautifully captured and presented

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Nikonuser1
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23 May 2013 - 8:37 AM

A great series, great carveings and art work. Great information, thanks for shares this with us. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


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SlowSong
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23 May 2013 - 9:16 AM

A great place to sit, as if being guarded and watched over.
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23 May 2013 - 9:18 AM

An impressive and well photographed series, Nezih. A great tutorial!

Ray

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richmowil
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23 May 2013 - 10:35 AM

Another stunning piece of work!! Great script and images!! Very Interesting!!

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Briwooly
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23 May 2013 - 11:24 AM

Great series and very informative

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Irishkate
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23 May 2013 - 11:25 AM

A wonderful project for the students helped by yourself for Photography and Oil Painting by your friend.
The site and the relief work is stunning and if if helps those students become finer architects for the future, then
a good thing has been achieved.
I do like you lead in image with the artist at work.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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23 May 2013 - 11:26 AM

Interesting set

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23 May 2013 - 12:03 PM

a great set of images and a super narrative about that beautiful place. I must go for the overall picture V9 .


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23 May 2013 - 1:36 PM

Una captura excelente..

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taggart
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23 May 2013 - 7:01 PM

Beautiful reportage images coupled with some very interesting text-- This is a fascinating project! Thanks for sharing!

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24 May 2013 - 4:58 AM

Interesting and it took a lot of work to create all these stones

Peter

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24 May 2013 - 7:32 AM

Very enjoyable set Thanking you.Smile

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