Turkish archaeologists have resumed excavations on the border of Syria and Turkey in the place called Alum Hoyuk. They have found the remains of ancient buildings, which probably was part of the legendary lost city-state.

according to Daily Sabah, excavations in South-East Anatolia holds a team of 20 people, including six scientists. The first field work was carried out here about 30 years ago. The new excavations led by Professor Atilla Engin the University of Gaziantep.

Scientists mainly examine the layers belonging to the iron and bronze ages. The result was revealed a monumental structure. Its analysis showed that it probably was a large and magnificent Palace. Here were found the impressions of the Royal seals and two clay cuneiform tablets yet to be deciphered.

“All this left no room for doubt that Alum Hoyuk was a large and important administrative center of the ancient Kingdom, at least in the bronze age – says Engin. – The opening of monumental buildings such as the Palace, and written documents gradually turns Alum Hoyuk very important in the history of the region place.”

the city was located quite conveniently. In fact, it was the interregional point where it is crossed by many trade routes. It is the end of the Anatolian plateau and the Syrian plain starts.

Scientists believe that Alum Hoyuk is a lost city-state, mention of which are found in many written sources. And everywhere it is called differently. For example, in some cuneiform tablets mention the powerful city Unisim (ullis) that flourished about 3000 BC. And in Hittite and Egyptian documents of 2000 BC, this city was called Kailzie and Okoset.

they imply that this was a city-state, the capital of a powerful Kingdom. Now scientists plan to re-examine artifacts that were found here in recent decades. Perhaps it will shed new light on the history of the lost city.