Female buttock with tattoos (?)
Female Idol from Dündartepe
In Dündartepe, near the sea coast some kilometers east of the town Samsun, there were
found the remains of a approximately 4000 till 5000 years old settlement.
The most interesting fact of this excavation was that the finds there are quite
different to the contemporary finds outside this area.
More detailed information about Dündartepe and more photos you find in the Amazon Research Center.
Near the spring of the Thermodon (today Terme Çay) in the southern mountain area
there are the ruins of a fortress which is extremely inaccessible.
Though very unapproachable and very destroyed, it still represents a mighty monument
which conveys that this fortress must have been an important place.
More detailed information about Kapru Kale and more photos you find in the Amazon Research Center.
|Aretias - Island of the Amazons
Aretias, today Giresun Adasi, is the one and only island along the whole south coast of the Black Sea, and it is a place of mystic appearance. Even today cultic rites are performed there. It seems that there is a continuity from the Bronze Age till today. It was the sacred island of the Amazons, in the Middle Ages there has been a Byzantine monastery, and today it is a place of pre-islamic rites. There is the mystic Stone of Hamza where wishes shall become true, and every year there is a festival which is dominated by women.
More detailed information about the Island of the Amazons - Aretias - you find in the Amazon Research Center.