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Usa̧klı Höyük: Earliest mosaic in the world found in Turkey – Was this the center for the cult of the “storm god”?

Usa̧klı Höyük: Earliest mosaic in the world found in Turkey – Was this the center for the cult of the “storm god”? A crude tiled floor laid down in geometric patterns, unearthed in a preclassical Hittite town in central Turkey, is the earliest-known mosaic in the world, reports Anacleto D’Agostino of the University of Pisa. Moreover, he adds, the settlement where the mosaic was found may be the lost Hittite city of Zippalanda. Discovered during the excavation of prehistoric Usakli…

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