Yesemek   is a village in the province of Gaziantep in southwest Turkey, 113 km west of the city of Gaziantep. Excavations  carried out here unearthed  unnumbered  findings showed that both quarry and workshop were originally established at a time when the region was under Hittite rule, probably during the reign of Suppilluma I (1375-1335 BC). This was the largest open air sculpture workshop of the ancient Near East, and its silent witnesses of history remained, some half finished, some standing and others lying on their sides. Few times I have taken my inland tours through the site.

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