Thursday, April 3, 2008
A historical palace unearthed at the "Arslantepe Tumulus" located in eastern city of Malatya, will be turned into an open air museum
Arslantepe Tumulus To Become An Open-air Museum
A historical palace unearthed at the "Arslantepe Tumulus" located in eastern city of Malatya, will be turned into an open air museum in collaboration with Italian experts.
Dervis Ozbay, Provincial Director for Culture and Tourism of Malatya, stated that the museum project was developed by Italian experts from "Roma La Sapienza University".
Stressing that an Italian team would arrive in Malatya in May in order to carry out further studies at the site, Ozbay said the excavation work would start in July.
ARSLANTEPE TUMULUS -
The first excavations in the Arslantepe region in Malatya were carried out by French archeologists in 1939. Italian experts started to work at the archeological site in 1961. A palace and a royal tomb were unearthed at Arslantepe since then.