Unguentariums Obtained from Fatsa Cingirt Kayasi During 2012-2014 Excavations


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Erol A. F. , Tamer D.

SELCUK UNIVERSITESI EDEBIYAT FAKULTESI DERGISI-SELCUK UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FACULTY OF LETTERS, vol.39, pp.267-292, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.21497/sefad.443516
  • Title of Journal : SELCUK UNIVERSITESI EDEBIYAT FAKULTESI DERGISI-SELCUK UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FACULTY OF LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.267-292

Abstract

Cingirt Kayasi is located in a region called "Pontos" in ancient times, which is currently within the borders of Yaprakli village, in the town of Fatsa, city of Ordu in the Eastern Black Sea Region. Sources from the Antiquity talk about Phrourion that were built to control and defend the Eastern Black Sea Region during the reign of Mithradates VI. Based on the excavations conducted predominantly on the summit of Cingirt Kayasi, it is suggested that Cingirt Kayasi was part of a security chain that consisted of Phrourion to provide control and defense of the Pontic Region during the reign of Mithradates VI. The material that constitutes the subject of study was discovered from excavations carried out at the top of the settlement during the ongoing excavations between the years 2012-2014. They are presented with their catalogue and plate information, through the evaluation of their typology and chronology based on data from the excavations and comparisons with similar materials. There have been few excavations conducted in the Eastern Black Sea Region, and thus this study aims to share one of the first findings of the unguentariums obtained from Cingirt Kayasi excavations and to contribute to the studies related to the unguentariums through the Black Sea Basin.