Aslantepe Tumulus

Aslantepe Tumulus (Turkish: Aslantepe Höyüğü), also spelled as Arslantepe, is a 5,000 year-old tumulus located in Malatya Province, Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey.[1] The unearthed king's palace is an open-air museum,[2] while the artifacts are exhibited in Malatya Museum.[3]

Carving of "Two lionmen" (1,200 BCE) at the entrance of Aslantepe ruins area in Battalgazi, Malatya, Turkey

Aslantepe Tumulus is located near Orduzu village of Battalgazi district, 7 km (4.3 mi) northeast of Malatya.[4] It dates back to Chalcolithic period and late Hittite period. Excavations started in 1932, and carried out by Italian archaeologists.[3]

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  1. ^ "Five Thousand Years Old Throne in Adobe Palace". TR Dergisi. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Works shed light on Aslantepe Tumulus". Hürriyet Daily News. 26 August 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b "The Eastern Anatolia Regian". Anatolia News Agency. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Aslantepe" (in Turkish). Malatya İl Kültür ve Turizm Müdürlüğü. Retrieved 8 June 2020.

Coordinates: 38°22′55″N 38°02′39″E / 38.38194°N 38.04417°E / 38.38194; 38.04417