The Sirkeli Höyük, located about 40km east of Adana on the Ceyhan River, is one of the largest Bronze and Iron Age ruin mounds in Cilician Plain, today’s Çukurova. The Turkish-Swiss research project, which has been in existence since 2012, was able to gain important insights into the structure and extent of the ancient settlement as well as its history using a combination of invasive and non-invasive methods.
It became apparent that the actual mound had merely been the citadel of an extended, complex urban landscape that stretched on both sides of the river. The material remains to reflect the eventful cultural history not only of the site itself but of the entire region, which over time was known by the changing names of Kizzuwatna, Kawa, Hiyawa, Que, and Cilicia and played an important mediating role at the interface between Syro-Mesopotamia, Cyprus, and Anatolia.
Graphic: B. Akan
The hybrid event will be held in German. Please use the QR code for online registration. For physical participation, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15:00 on the day of the lecture.
WEDNESDAY(!), 22.11.2023, 18:00 (16:00 CET)
SİRKELİ HÖYÜK. STRUKTUR UND DYNAMIK EINER ANTIKEN STADTLANDSCHAFT IM EBENEN KILIKIEN
Prof. Dr. Mirko Novák (Bern)