The bronze sword belonging to Hittite King Tudhaliya, discovered throughout street work in 1991 within the Boğazkale district of central Çorum province, which was residence to Hattusa, the capital of the Hittites, will be displayed at Istanbul Airport Museum.
Istanbul Airport Museum was established at Istanbul Airport below a protocol signed between the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the IGA, which is anticipated to host 90 million passengers yearly. The museum goals to introduce Turkey’s historic worth to extra folks via the non permanent shows introduced in from numerous components of Anatolia.
The exhibition “Treasures of Turkey: Faces of the Throne” will be held at Istanbul Airport Museum this 12 months and can embrace the three,200-year-old bronze sword.
The Hittite sword, weighing 680 grams and measuring 79 centimeters in size, has been on show in a particular part of the Çorum Museum since 1991.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Çorum Culture and Tourism Manager Sümeyra Şengül mentioned that the sword was despatched to Istanbul with a particular crew.
Emphasizing that the sword created pleasure on the planet of archaeology when it was unearthed, Şengül famous: “The sword was supplied to God as a sacrifice by the Hittite king at that point. On the left fringe of the sword is cuneiform writing. It says ‘When the Great King Tudhaliya razed the land of Assuwa, he supplied this sword as a vow to his Lord, the god of storm.’”
The sword was made with a casting strategy of exhausting bronze. She identified that the hilt is lacking because it was doubtless fabricated from bone or wooden.
According to her, the sword was beforehand displayed at a number of exhibitions together with – “People with a Thousand Gods, Hittites” in Berlin in 2000, “Three Great Empires in Turkey: Hittite, Byzantine and Ottoman” in Japan in 2003, “Raw Material Supply and Trade in The Mediterranean Region During the Bronze Age” in Bochum, Germany in 2006 and “Beyond Babylon: Art, Commerce and Diplomacy within the 2nd Millennium B.C.” in New York City in 2009. It will stay at Istanbul Airport Museum over the following 12 months.
Şengül famous that in addition to the Hittite sword, seven seal prints belonging to Hittite kings from Çorum will even be included within the exhibition.