Rector Yarılgaç Visits the Archaeological Excavation Team of Kurul Castle

Rector of our university Prof. Dr. Tarık Yarılgaç visited the excavation team at the Kurul Castle and examined the works carried out on site. The leader of the excavation team, Prof. Dr. Süleyman Yücel  Şenyurt who is an academic member of Gazi University gave detailed information about the works carried out to Rector Prof. Dr. Tarık Yarılgaç who was accompanied by our university’s academic members Asst. Prof. Fevziye Eker and Lecturer Kasım Eker during the visit.

Gazi University Instructor Professor Dr. Süleyman Yücel Şenyurt who stated that excavation works started in 2010 expressed that these studies carried the characteristic of being the first long-term scientific digs of the Eastern Black Sea region. Şenyurt said, "The Ordu Kurul Castle excavations, which started in 2010, are continuing to provide important findings for both the region and Anatolian archeology while completing its ninth year. Along with the Kybele sculpture which we found during 2016 excavation season and  the Dionysus busts found at a later date, a large number of archaeological findings such as many archaeological structures, coins, terracotta, metal findings and ceramics were revealed. I thank to Ordu University Rector Prof. Dr. Tarık Yarılgaç with whom we have exchanged ideas about what our joint studies we can do as Gazi University with Ordu University might be in the future and honoured us by coming to see our studies on the site."

Rector Yarılgaç, who visited the area where the sculpture Kybele was located during the excavations carried out at Kurul Castle, observed the passages, cisterns and the findings which were found via excavations. Rector Yarılgaç who stated that the archaeological excavation carried out made important information about the history of the Black Sea and Ordu stated:” These excavations lasting for 9 years and the findings revealed a tremendous picture for the history of Ordu. As a result of our visit we have seen many important historical finds along with the Mother Goddess Kybele sculpture in the excavations of Kurul Castle, which has 2300 year-old history. As Ordu University, we are thankful to the chief architect of Kurul Castle excavations, Prof. Dr. Süleyman Yücel Şenyurt with whom we have exchanged ideas on joint projects that we can develop together and on how we can contribute to this important work and of course we are thankful to his team for revealing the hidden history of Ordu. " Rector Yarılgaç visited Kurul Castle Excavation House where the restoration works of the findings that were excavated are being done following Kurul Castle visit.

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