Arslantepe, Malatya, Turkey (ancient Melid): a major regional centre in the Chalcolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages (c. 180° prospect). Arslantepe has been the subject of a sustained campaign of excavations by an Italian team currently directed by Professor Marcella Frangipane, La Sapienza University, Rome, which has revealed unique evidence of a sequence of fourth millennium temples with their wall-paintings and administrative practices (seals and sealings), as well as substantial subsequent occupation. (Photo: Andrew Sherratt, August 2005).

Frangipane, M. (ed.) 2004 Arslantepe (Exhibition catalogue: Alle origini del potere – Arslantepe, la collina dei leoni, Rome 2004), Rome: Electa.


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How to cite this page: Andrew Sherratt and Toby Wilkinson (2005), 'Panoramas: Arslantepe', ArchAtlas, Version 4.1,, Accessed: 19 June 2018