Archaeological Finds Unearthed Near the Black Sea

As the main archeological site in the eastern Black Sea area, Kurul Fortress in Ordu territory goes back 2,300 years and has increased some notoriety of late with the disclosure of a statue delineating the mother goddess, Cybele. Unearthings are continuous, with just about 30 percent uncovered since work began in 2010. 

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An old settlement and also a secured archeological territory, Kurul Fortress is situated in the Bayadı neighborhood, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Ordu's downtown area. 

Arranged on an edge, the post has been uncovered and re-established since 2010 under the direction of Prof. Yücel Şenyurt from Gazi University in participation with the administration of the Ordu Museum Directorate.

Found during a digging activity the previous year, the statue of the mother goddess Cybele sitting on her seat of authority weighs 200 kilograms (440 pounds) and is 110 centimeters (43 inches) tall and 2,100 years of age. The piece has turned into the most stunning and sensitive piece of work uncovered since the dig began. 

Around 300 stairs of the stronghold were additionally uncovered alongside the statue. Subsequent to studying several unearthed pieces, it was found out that a settlement existed in the territory around the first or second hundreds of years B.C. 

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This very interesting find included strolling ways, sitting places, and viewing patios, Kurul Fortress additionally has an antiquated passage and water cistern. Forty individuals are chipping away at the dig site this year, including 20 archeologists. 

Professor Şenyurt revealed to Anadolu Agency (AA) that the exhuming work, happening at a height of 570 meters (1,870 feet), is always carefully monitored. 


Şenyurt emphasized that the work in the Kurul Fortress is critical, being the principal scientific excavation zone in the eastern Black Sea area and added that they are excited to uncover the entire site which will certainly give a boost to not only the scientific but to the tourism sector of the area as well.