Ancient Swords Discovered in Turkey

Discovery News: A cache of swords, reported to be the oldest yet discovered, has been found in southeast Anatolia, Turkey. Nine swords dating as far back as 3300 B.C.E. have been discovered in a palace complex in southeast Turkey. Anthropology professor Marcella Frangipane reports that the swords were made with the hilt and blade in one piece and were inlaid with silver. They, along with spear points and lances, were found in a large complex with connected buildings and decorated walls. Mass-produced bowls were also found in the storerooms of the complex. "I believe this is the best work known being done on an early state administrative center in southwest Asia," Frangipane said.

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