Arslantepe Mound in Turkey was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is the 19th site in the country to gain this recognition. The mound hosted many civilisations over centuries, consisting of the earliest layers of the Early Uruk period dating back to the first half of the 4th BCE.
The first excavation of this site was carried out in 1931 by a French team led by Louis Delaporte. Three decades later, a team from Roma La Sapienza University began unearthing the site. Their excavation resulted in the finding of a palace consisting of rain drainage infrastructure, more than 2,000 seals and pottery similar to the ones found in Mesopotamia.
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