A panoramic view of the city center
|• Mayor||Kazım ARSLAN|
|• District||2,054.30 km2 (793.17 sq mi)|
|Population (2012) |
|• District density||47/km2 (120/sq mi)|
Yozgat is a city and the capital district of
Yozgat has been subjected to a number of surveys and excavations in the past and it has become quite clear that there is still a great deal of history located under the surface of Yozgat. Officials from the Yozgat Museum Directorate are expected to concentrate their efforts in uncovering an old world
The first surveys were started in the year 1993. Since then archaeologists have uncovered countless artifacts belonging to 5 different ancient civilizations from the area and as well as artifacts that belong to 5 different eras – the Bronze, Hellenistic, Hittite, Copper and Upper Byzantine eras.
Surface excavations and surveys were also undertaken on the Kerkenes plateau by Dr. Geoffery Summers, a British archaeologist. The plateau is believed to be the home to the lost city of Pteria. The search for this lost city as well as other old world constructions began in 2013 and it plans to go on till the month of August as well. The expedition covers an area which is surrounded by walls and is known to date back to almost 2600 years.
Lincoln at Forgotten Books According to historical reports, the city of Pteria was destroyed, burned and abandoned during the Battle of the Eclipse between the Lydians and the Medes. This battle ended during a solar eclipse on 28 May 585 BC and it was understood to be an omen that the gods wanted the fighting to stop.
Another excavation site in the region that deserves to be mentioned is in Kusaklu Tumulus. A team headed by Dr. Stefania Mazzoni has been working at the site since the year 2008 and it is believed that the Hittite civilization as well as the city of Zippalandawas once existed in the region. As a part of these excavations a 2000 year old
With so much of history yet to be uncovered from a single city,
Yozgat was the site of a prisoner of war camp in the First World War, holding British and Empire officers captured at the