Archaeological Project

Media and Press Releases


Hürriyet Haber, Sept. 15, Hatay'a Niye Gitmiyorsun? (Kanat Atkaya) Hürriyet Haber


Hürriyet Haber, Sept. 14, Hatay Ekonomisine Can Simidi Aranıyor


Hürriyet Haber, Sept. 14, KRAL ŞUPPİLULİUMA


HaberTurk, Aug. 20, Hatay'da bir tonluk kadın heykeli bulundu


Hurriyet Daily News, Aug. 14, Ancient sculpture of woman found in Turkey's Hatay


Scinexx.de,  Aug. 14, Türkei: Monumentale Frauenstatue entdeckt


Sci-News, Aug. 14, 3,000-Year-Old Female Statue Unearthed at Neo-Hittite Citadel in Turkey


National Geographic (España), Aug. 14, Hallada en Turquía una majestuosa estatua (desfigurada) de 3.000 años de antigüedad


Arkeolojihaber, Aug. 13, Hatay’daki Tell Tayinat Höyüğü’nde 3000 Yıllık Kadın Heykeli Bulundu


T24, Aug. 13, Hatay'da, 3 bin yıllık kadın heykeli bulundu


Yenişafak, Aug. 13,  Hatay'da 3 bin yıllık kadın heykeli bulundu


Milliyet, Aug. 13,  Kraldan sonra eşi de bulundu


Milliyet, Aug. 12,  Hatay'da müthiş keşif! Kralın karısı...


Milliyet, Aug. 12,  Hatay'da 3 Bin Yıllık Kadın Heykeli


Hurriyet, Aug. 12, 3 bin yıllık önemli keşif... Karısı da bulundu


International Business Times, Aug. 11, Enormous 3,000-year-old statue of mysterious Turkish matriarch discovered


IFLScience!, Aug. 11, Mysterious 3,000-Year-Old Female Statue Unearthed in Turkey


Archaeology, Aug. 11, Iron Age Statue Unearthed in Turkey




University of Toronto News - Press release Aug. 11, Majestic 3,000-year-old female statue uncovered in Turkey: excavation led by U of T archaeologists


University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts and Science News, Archaeologists uncover 3,000-year-old female statue at citadel gate complex in Turkey


Arkeofili, Aug. 10, Hatay’da 3000 Yıllık Dev Kadın Heykeli Bulundu


Science Daily, Aug. 10, Archaeologists uncover 3,000-year-old female statue at citadel gate complex in Turkey


EurekAlert!, Aug, Female Statue Uncovered at Tayinat in Summer of 2017




Haber Turk, July 20, 2017, Hatay'da bir tonluk kadın heykeli bulundu



Bible History Daily, Nov. 30, Visiting Turkey: Museums of Archaeology Dazzle


Hurriyet Daily News, June 23, The contribution of King Suppiluliuma to Hatay’s economy


Hurriyet Daily News, May 23, Hittite king comes to Istanbul


Hurriyet Daily News, Jan. 21, Hatay museum set to take title of world's largest mosaic collection



Hurriyet Daily News, Feb. 9, The ancient eyes of the Near East


Hurriyet Daily News, Aug. 21, New Hatay museum unveils original mosaics



Hurriyet Daily News, Aug. 13, Discovered artifact to attract tourists


Hurriyet Daily News, Aug. 11, Turkey to introduce ancient statue


Hurriyet Daily News, July 30, Unique sculpture found at excavation


Yenişafak, July 28, 2012, 3 bin yıllık kral heykelini Bakan tanıttı


Haber Turk, July 29, 2012, Hatay'da Hitit Kralı 2. Şuppiluliuma’ya ait 3 bin yıl öncesine dayanan bir heykel bulundu


Milliyet, Aug. 20, 2012, Kral ‘Şuppili’ hediyelik, Noel Baba ‘miras’ oluyor


Milliyet, Aug. 20, 2012, Kral heykelini incelediler


Bible History Daily, July 31, Colossal Neo-Hittite Statue Discovered at Tell Tayinat


Hurriyet, July 29, 2012, 3 bin yasinda Anadolu krali Suppiluliuma


Milliyet, July 29, 2012, Bu kadar gosterisli kral heykeli gormedim


Today’s Zaman, July 30, 2012, 3000-year-old statue of Hittite king Suppiluliuma uncovered in Hatay


Vatan, July 29, 2012, Ve karsinizda Kral Suppi


2012 Year in Review, University of Toronto. Faculty of Arts & Science. Kaplan gift helps establish archaeological park.


The New York Times, August 6, 2012. Iron Age Creativity in a Turkish King’s Image.


Toronto Star, August 1, 2012. Toronto student discovers 3,000-year-old statue in Turkey.


University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts and Science News - Press release July 31, 2012. Archaeologists unearth extraordinary human sculpture in Turkey.


Sci-news.com, July 30, 2012. Extraordinary Neo-Hittite Statue Discovered in Turkey.


Haberdar, July 28, 2012. Günay: Hatay’dan Vana kadar olan bölgeyi müzeler bölgesi yapmayı planlıyoruz.




Current World Archaeology Magazine, October-November 2011, Issue 49. Lion Gate Discovered in Turkey.


Archaeology, November-December 2011. Lion in Wait.


Bible History Daily, Aug. 15, Update on Tayinat Lion


Toronto Star, August 11, 2011. Expedition led by U of T finds 3,000-year-old lion sculpture.


University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts and Science News - Press release August 9, 2011. Archaeologists uncover 3,000-year-old lion adorning citadel gate complex in Turkey.


Bible History Daily, Aug. 1, Another Lion Statue Discovered at Tell Tayinat in Turkey


Actual Archaeology Magazine. Anatolia, May 2011. Tell Tayinat. The Capital of the Neo-Hittite Kingdom of Patina.




The Independent, October 15, 2010, 2700-year-old royal loyalty oath discovered in Turkey


Heritage Key, October 14, 2010. The oath on the platform - 2,700 year old temple at Tayinat had royal loyalty oath prominently displayed.


The Varsity, October 11, 2010. Let's get Geophysical: U of T geology undergrads prospect for archaeological remains at Tell Ta’yinat, Turkey.


The Ottawa Citizen, August 1, 2010. Archaeology: Layer by layer, dig exposes deeper truths. History offers perspectives on universal questions.


The Ottawa Citizen, July 31, 2010. A high-tech peek underground.


The Ottawa Citizen, July 30, 2010. At the world's first crossroads.


The Ottawa Citizen, July 29, 2010. High-tech methods reveal secrets of antiquity.


The Ottawa Citizen, July 29, 2010. Deciding where to dig: archaeologists stake their futures on it.


The Ottawa Citizen, July 27, 2010. Following in giant footsteps.


The Ottawa Citizen, July 26, 2010. Everyday life on the dig: It's rough and tough, but exhilarating.


The Ottawa Citizen, July 25, 2010. Temple site 'a compression of human experience'. University of Toronto-led team uncovering centuries of history.


The Ottawa Citizen, July 24, 2010. Canadian archaeologists revel in 'mind-blowing' dig in Turkey.


The Ottawa Citizen, July 24, 2010. Ancient tablet bears scars of dark history. Artifact found in Turkey tells tale of violence and mass destruction.


The Ottawa Citizen, July 23, 2010. Turkish provincial governor drops by dig site for official visit.


The Ottawa Citizen, July 22, 2010. Of mice and ancient men. Ottawa archaeologist, team sift through embarrassment of riches at dig site.


Vatan, 1July 19, Kayip medeniyet Hatay’da cikti


The Ottawa Citizen, July 17, 2010. Unearthing a forgotten kingdom. Artifacts from 3,000-year-old ruins in Turkey's Amuq Plain show evidence of an empire that crumbled as inexplicably as it apeared, and Ottawa archeologist Stephen Batiuk is aong those trying to unravel the mystery.


Embassy of Canada to Turkey: Highlights, April 23, 2010. Turkey's Ancient Past Unveiled During Presentation at Embassy.


The Bulletin - Press Release, University of Toronto, April 8, 2010. U of T researchers shed light on ancient Assyrian tablets.


The Ottawa Citizen, April 8, 2010. Canadian archaeologists discover Old Testament-era tablet.


Dig, January 2010. Temple finds.


Current World Archaeology Magazine, December-January 2010, Issue 38. More temple tales from Tell Tayinat.



Archaeology, November-December 2009. World Roundup, Turkey.


Discover, September 2009. No simple life in early settlements.


Current World Archaeology Magazine, August-September 2009, Issue 36. Temple sheds light on 'Dark Age'.


Rehber Gazetesi, August 11, 2009. Tell Tayinat tapinağinda çivili tablet bulundu.


Macleans, August 9th, 2009. U of T archaeologist digs Iron Age tablets, jewlery in Turkey.


The Bulletin - Press Release, University of Toronto, August 7, 2009. University of Toronto archaeologists find ancient tablets


Rehber Gazetesi, July 14, 2009. Tainat höyüğünde yeniden kasiya başlandi.


The Bulletin - Press Release, University of Toronto, April 16, 2009. University of Toronto archaeologists discover temple that sheds light on so-called Dark Age.




Rehber Gazetesi, June 27, 2008. Tell Tainat'ta kazi çalişmasina başlandi.