The excavation of the mound in Seyitömer town started in 1990 and has comtinued since. The first settlement in the mound satarts with Bronze Period. This area waas by the river and was surrounded by city walls. The mound became a centre for pottery made with moulds instead of hand-made ones, as seen in the early Bronze Age period. During the Hititite Period, the tumulus was surrounded by walls set above the fairly high terrace wall. In the rampart there are structures which have single or double shaped horseshoe fire places. Iron ingots and ruins of furnaces that worked with iron during the later phase of this period have also been found. The tumulus was surrounded by solid and high city walls during the Phygian period. In later periods, along stairway on the North side of the tumulus and a big structure with stairs and terrace walls on the west side was built.
Structures from the classical and Helenistic periods on the upper levek of the tumulus were found entirely excavated. In this period, the tumulus was also surrounded by solid city walls supoorted with towers. The stuructures were attached to each other. They had stone walls with big square and rectangular plans. Findings from the studies of the foundations suggest that there had been a temple on the summit of the tumulus, during the Roman Period.
Since early Bronze period, the inhabitants of Seyitömer have been involved with hunting, agriculture, stockbreeding, weaving, pottery and induztrial production such as mining. Inhabitants of the tumulus used to worship the Mother Goddess Kybele. In the early Bronze Age period and together with the Roman Period they started to worship Zeus. Many figures, idols and statues of animals relating to their beliefs have been found. In the excavations parts of pots, disk crushers, a catapult stone, a piece of a pot shaped in the form of an animal, plates, incisive tools made of flint and horn, a ring made of bone, stones, abronze coin with a portrait of Athena and glass beads were found.
Kutahya > Mound Of Seyitömer
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