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Karakız Quarry and Statue Workshop

The Karakız village is about 15 km east of the town of Sorgun of the city of Yozgat. Rough statues and flattened rock blocks show that the region was used as a sculpture workshop during the Empire period. There are two known column base statues, one of which is in the field by the town and the other is at the Hapisboğazı region close to the town.

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C. Süer, 2011 C. Süer, 2011 E. Anıl, 2011
C. Süer, 2011 C. Süer, 2011 E. Anıl, 2011

Summers, G. D. and E. Özen, "The Hittite Stone and Sculpture Quarry at Karakız Kasabası and Hapis Boğazı in the District of Sorgun, Yozgat, Central Anatolia," AJA 116, 2012: 507–19.
Taş, İ., Ö. Yılmaz and Ö. S. Gavaz. "Identification of an Unfinished Statue Found in a Quarry at Karakiz, Yozgat, Turkey," in L. Feliu, et al (eds.) Time and History in the Ancient Near East, CRRAI 56, 2013: 833–38.
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Image sources:
Cüneyt Süer, 2011
Ertuğrul Anıl, 2011