Footage of Nemrut works discovered in Germany flea market
ANTALYA - Anadolu Agency
Researcher Şenol Şahin Çörekçi says the fooatage found by a collector in Germany was transferred to the digital environment and brought to Turkey.In a flea market in Germany, footage has been found of the excavations on Mount Nemrut from 1965, as well as the life of locals in the region.
Researcher Şenol Şahin Çörekçi, who lives in Germany, said the footage of the Nemrut excavations, which had been found coincidentally by a Turkish collector, was transferred to the digital environment and brought to Turkey.
He said the footage was shot by German researcher Lothar Carlowitz 50 years ago. “Villagers who joined the excavations and the sculptures that were still underground drew attention in the footage,” he added.
Çörekçi said he had been collecting important documents about Turks for many years, and continued: “In flea markets here, it is possible to find documents about Turks since the Ottoman Empire. One of my Turkish friends, who is collecting documents here, told me he found this footage. We were able to reveal the content of the footage through a special process since they were shot by old cameras.”
He said the footage also revealed social life in Adıyaman’s Kahta district.
He said excavations on Mount Nemrut were seen in details in the 20-minute footage. “Carlowitz was closely interested in the locals and he some of them check-ups. It is understood that he was a doctor.
The footage is a kind of historical document and I can share them with relevant institutions on request,” Çörekçi said.