Horoztepe Mound

Horoztepe Mound

The Horoztepe mound, located just east of the Erbaa town of Tokat province, is circular and monumental as has a size about 300 meters. The structure, shape, and decorative finds within this mound are similar to those at Alacahöyük which is one of the most important mounds in Turkey.

Horoztepe Mound

The mound is 5 m above the road level on the east side. The stream level on the west side is about 15m away. Lots of pottery fragments from the Old Bronze Age and Hittite period can be found there.

In Horoztepe, A tomb dating back 3000 BC was unearthed. Not only are there metal and gold ornaments found in this cemetery, but a figurine of a woman breastfeeding her child made of gold and bronze is also on display in the Ankara Anatolian Civilizations Museum.

The following other finds were found: bull figurines, bronze spearhead, systrum, Dagger; wedge-and-handle axes, Ribbon handles, deer figurine, teapot with spout, deep bowls, bowls with and without handle. Mirror, sun disc, ring and Kirmen belt buckle.