Hüseyindede Tepe

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Coordinates: 40°08′N 34°20′E / 40.13°N 34.34°E / 40.13; 34.34 Hüseyindede Tepe is an Early Hittite site in the Sungurlu district of Turkey's Çorum Province, about 2 km south of a town called Yörüklü (pop. 2,988 as of 2000). The site has been surveyed in 1997, leading to the rare discovey of a two relief vases, one depicting dancers and processions and the other showing thirteen figures, with two in the act of somersaulting over a bull. After a vase found in İnandık, these are only the second Hittite vases discovered depicting dancers, musicians and acrobats. The artwork is clearly in Anatolian style and not an import from Minoan Crete, the area mostly associated with bull-leaping.


  • Yildirim, Tayfun, Yörüklü/Hüseyindede: Eine neue hethitische Siedlung im Südwesten von Çorum, Istanbuler Mitteilungen (ISSN 0341-9142) 50 (2000), 43-62.
  • Sipahi, Tunç, New Evidence From Anatolia Regarding Bull Leaping Scenes in the Art of the Aegean and the Near East, Anatolica 27 (2001), 107-125.