Yesemek Quarry and Sculpture Workshop
Yesemek Quarry and Sculpture Workshop is part of the Tentative list of Turkey in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
The Yesemek Quarry and Sculpture Workshop was a center of mass production of lion, sphinx, and other sculptures during the Late Hittite Period. The area was rich in volcanic dolerite/basalt rocks and the raw material of the sculptures is basalt. In the quarry, large blocks of red basalt were broken up, by striking pre-existing cracks with hammer and chisel.
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2012 Added to Tentative List
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