Once in one of the areas in Turkey, in the southeastern province of Kilis, Archaeologists trumpet the great discovery of a lost city of a Bronze Age that contains evidence that Prophet Abraham was once one of its residents. The words of Professor University of the Republic of Turkey leads by Hurriyet Daily News.
According to a papyrus document from the Iron Age, a lost city which we have found in the region is where the Prophet Abraham lived. This discovery is a great contribution to the region and to tourism in the country. But it is not clear it is not clear which document Engin refers. The results of the archaeologists have not been published in peer-reviewed international journals, and therefore waiting for the scientific confirmation.
In addition to discovering the city with the biblical prophet. "We have also found 134 silver coins in the treasure of Alexander the Great," Engin said.
Speaking to members of the press, Engin said the area where they found the evidence and artifacts, the Oylum tumulus, was one of the most important and largest in the region, as it shed light on the history of the region. "In terms of its size, the Oylum tumulus is one of the largest in Turkey, but more importantly, we are here because it was a significant kingdom in the Bronze Age. Cuneiform documents and seal stamps of Hittite kings obtained during three excavation seasons prove to us that this area was the center of a kingdom. We think that this place is the ancient city of Ullis. Documents from 3,000 B.C. show that this city was very important. But of course we need more documents and findings to prove it. We are still working on it," he said.
The biblical Abraham is a father of the Jewish people, the first of the three Patriarchs of Israel, lived after the Flood. According to the Book of Genesis, he together with his family left their home in Mesopotamia and moved to Canaan. Some historians believe that the story of the migration to Canaan may reflect an active migration of West Semitic tribes in Palestine which took place at the beginning of the second millennium BC.