Tahsin Özgüç

Keywords: Hittites, Excavation, Ferzant, Cemetery, Konaklı, Çorum


In 1978 I published some information on the cemetery at Ferzant-Büget. These are two large villages not far apart. I commented that the Hittite cemeteries in this area did not cover much ground. These cemeteries were located at convenient, scattered places in groups of some 40-60 tombs. My further inquiries revealed that there had been a Hittite cemetery at Büget, as there was at Ferzant. Whatever pottery emerged complete from the tombs was dispersed to museums and private collections. We know nothing about metal,stone or bone objects from the tombs. Ferzant, now named Konaklı, is 35 km. Northeast of Çorum Ca. 500 m. West of the main road Çorum-Merzifon-Samsun, it is set on a high limestone ridge. To the West of the road, a fertile plain is bordered on the North and West by rocky hills and ridges.