Ancient seal found in Tatarlı Mound

Ancient seal found in Tatarlı Mound

ADANA – Doğan News Agency
Ancient seal found in Tatarlı Mound

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Excavations at Tatarlı Mound in the southern province of Adana’s Ceyhan district have unearthed an impression seal from a monumental Hittite-era structure. The seal contains information from about 3,000 years ago. The female name “Pati” was also found on the seal. 

Tatarlı Mound excavations deputy head Serdar Girginer said the seal might have been from the period of famous Queen Puduhepa, and continued: 

“Both archaeological and interdisciplinary research at Tatarlı Mound always provides data giving holy messages. These findings like impression seals reveal that it was a very important city. In 2008 we found another seal reading the name of a Hittite person... now this seal has a name, too. This person is from the time of Puduhepa in a later period.”

Çukurova University academic Meltem Doğan Alparslan said a similar seal was found in Ras Shamra in Syria. 

She said that other examples of the seal were also unearthed in the Hattusha excavations, adding, “This seal makes us think that a woman named Pati was an important person in the region.”