5,000-Year-Old Throne Found in Turkey


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5,000-Year-Old Throne Found in Turkey




The remains of a 5,000-year-old adobe basament of a possible “throne” have been unearthed during excavations in Turkey, revealing the origins of the secularization of power and one of the first evidence of the birth of the state system.
Discovered in Aslantepe in the eastern Turkish province of Malatya, the structure consists of an adobe platform, raised by three steps above the floor, on top of which burnt wooden pieces were found.
“The burnt wooden fragments are likely the remains of a chair or throne,” excavation director Marcella Frangipane of La Sapienza University in Rome, told Discovery News.
Frangipane, who has long been digging at the site, is working to bring to light a huge complex dating to the fourth millennium B.C. (3350-3100 A.C.)
“It’s the world’s first evidence of a real palace and it is extremely well preserved, with walls standing two meters high,” Frangipane said.
The complex features two temples, storage rooms, various buildings and a large entrance corridor. Some walls are decorated with red and black motifs and with geometrical impressed patterns.


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“It’s the world’s first evidence of a real palace and it is extremely well preserved, with walls standing two meters high,” Frangipane said.


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There is too much latitude given to wildly speculative assertions like that. The brutal competition for research money promotes baseless claims too often. It soils the good science. He might as well have said he discovered the first kitchen chair.
 

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