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Akin

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Akin
Type:
Mound
Altitude:
m
Region:
Central Anatolia
Province:
Ankara
District:
SereflikoÁhisar
Village:
Akin
Investigation Method:
Survey
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It lies to the northwest of the Salt Lake plain; 1 km southeast of the village of Akin in the district of SereflikoÁhisar; province of Ankara. The mound is surrounded by a wall and being used as the modern cemetery area. It measures about 98 m in diameter and 10 m in height. It was discovered in 1991 during the survey of Central Anatolia conducted by S. Omura. It is reported that the collected materials belong to the Early Bronze; Iron and Classical ages. It was researched again during the survey by S. Omura in 2003. The dimensions of the mound are: 150 m in north-south direction, 200 m in east-west direction, it is 7.5 m high. MBA, IA and Roman period material were collected from the surface of the mound [Omura 2008:213; 218]. It takes place in the registered archaeological sites list prepared by Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
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