We also digitized over 270 images relating to John Garstang’s excavations of several man-made mounds found near the village of Sakje Geuzi (Sakçagöze, Turkey) between 1908 and 1911.
The excavations examined two of the mounds: the smallest called Coba Höyük (written as ‘Jobba Eyuk’ by Garstang) and the largest called Songrus Höyük (written as Songrus Eyuk by Garstang). The excavations revealed that both mounds had been occupied since the Neolthic period and were the site of former Hittite settlements. Garstang also believed that Coba Höyük was the site of a late Hittite palace complex.
The images show the process of both excavations and the artefacts revealed as well as images of the people working on the excavation. There are also images of ‘Mond’s aerial railway’ which was used to move soil and other objects around the site.