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Alan Hyk



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Type:
Mound
Altitude:
1070 m
Diameter:
m- Direction:

Region:
Central Anatolia
Province:
Konya
District:
Beysehir
Village:
Merkez

Destruction :
Illicit Digging - Agriculture - Highways, roads, bridges etc.

TAYEx:
Visited - 11/7/2001

Registration State:
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Location: This site lies south of the Beysehir-Akseki highway; 3 km west of the village of Karadiken; west of the town of Beysehir; southwest of the city of Konya.
Geography and Environment: The northern part of the mound; which once lay on the narrow plain immediately south of Beysehir Lake; is now beneath the Beysehir-Akseki highway. This destruction exposed a small cross section of the mound. The streamlets that spring from Mount Ovacik water this plain. The mound lies on a natural 700x250 m wide hillock. There is a swamp in the area formed by the abundant water sources. The mound is approximately 100 m in diameter and 3.5-4 m high. Although there is probably a local name for the mound; we have chosen to abide by the name "Alan Hyk"; given by the discoverer; Alan Hall.
Destruction Details: The mound has been damaged due to agricultural activities; illicit diggings and the road cutting its northern skirt. There is 2 m high profile on northern part; which caused by soil removal. There are pits on north and east slopes of the mound [TAYEx 11.7.2001].


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