On line petition (please sign it!) to the Turkey Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs. Discovered in 1994 by the Berlin archaeologist Dr. Anneliese Peschlow-Bindokat, these rock paintings date back to the 6th and 5th millennia B.C. They are now greatly endangered by increased stone quarrying in the area: the exploitation of feldspar is causing the drastic metamorphosis of the Latmos from a sacred mountain into a source for bathroom installations!
by APB (online petition)
The living environment of the Latmos Mountains and of its communities are threatened by the deforestation caused by feldspar quarrying. The cultural heritage looks back upon a long history, from the Neolithic period up to the Ottoman Empire. More than 170 sites of rock drawings (6th/5th millennia BC) are known, representing one of the most important discoveries in prehistoric archaeology during the past decades in Anatolia. Television documentaries, newspaper reports, symposia and demonstrations, have not succeeded in preventing the devastation of the landscape… please sign the online petition!
by Anneliese Peschlow-Bindokat
Viene descritto l’antico sito estrattivo, la sua ubicazione, l’orientamento, il rapporto con attigue strutture di interesse archeologico ed archeoastronomico che potrebbero essere correlate ad una frequentazione del luogo in età pre- e/o protostorica e le conseguenti nuove prospettive di studio.
by Alfredo Pirondini, Gian Paolo Bocca