Japanese students receive training at Kalehöyük archaeological site
KIRŞEHİR – Anadolu Agency
Japanese students have received training at the archaeological site of Kalehöyük in the Central Anatolian province of Kırşehir’s Kaman district, Sachihiro Omura, who heads the excavations at the site, has said.
Speaking at the opening of Tourism Week at the Kalehöyük Archaeology Museum, Omura said his team reached artifacts dating back 4,000 years at the Kaman-Kalehöyük region, which he called a “center of civilizations.”
Omura said the excavations continued to shed light on the 5,000-year history of Anatolia.
“The road here is older than the Silk Road. It is nearly 10,000 years old. There are mounds everywhere along this road and the road reaches Central Asia. Kalehöyük is a place between the east-west and north-south, which house the common culture of all these places,” he added.
Omura said Japanese students have received trainings at the site since 1986, noting many Japanese academics also worked there.
“We help at least 100 students a year with their academic works. We display the artifacts in the museum. We have been teaching students from Japan since 1986, and we explain the works that have been done. The people of this village also worked here. They are now informed and teach Japanese youth. Every week we meet and tell the students about the works here,” Omura said.