1600 BC Textile Products Discovered

Our country is an archaeological gold mine. In the past days, Beycesultan Höyüğü in Çivril district of Denizli found textile products thought to be 3600 years old.

Ege University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Archeology Professor. Dr. Excavation and restoration work continues at Beycesultan Höyük by the team headed by Ashraf Abay.

Professor Doctor Eşref Abay said in his statement to the Anatolian Agency that the area he studied was one of the largest settlements of his time centuries ago and that the site was founded about 7000 years ago.


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Abay said that the last building was dating from the Seljuk time, and that the 40 cultural layers that were identified and continued without interruption date from the Late Chalcolithic to the late Bronze Age. Abay, who underlined the excavation since 2008, stated that two large settlement layers were removed.

After saying that the oldest of these strata was 3600 years old and Beycesultan was one of the most important cities of western Anatolia at that time, Abay continued his speech as follows:

"We have found and we have found 3-4 rooms We believe that the upper floors are used to lie more, the finds reveal to us, and these houses have their own large warehouse areas, and when we calculate this storage capacity, we can see that the houses are about it seems that a dynasty is composed of at least 15 people, that is, they seem to have lived as big families.All the goods used were left in the house and burnt.We found 7-8 skeletons in every house, especially in women and children, where an invasion is the result of a great fire, and those who have survived here have rebuilt their homes before it has been too long. "

Milat First 1600-Year-old Textiles

Abay explains that they found weaving counter weights extending to 1600 before the millatoon.

"We understood that there was a much older tradition of textile production in Denizli that we have explored in Beycesultan. Especially in milan before 1600 it seems that a dense textile production has been done in the houses.We found a textile stand on fire in this year we have probably burnt a textile loom in which weaving combs, weaving knives, weights and burnt textile pieces, which is a tradition of textile production that goes back to 1600, which we know until the year 1600, especially before the millennium, and that this textile production tradition is likely to be passed down to the modern age k is continuing. "