The history of the Turks expands over more than 4,000 years and two continents. They first emerged as nomadic tribes in Central Asia around 2000 B.C, later spreading throughout Asia and Europe with the establishment of many independent states and empires.
Perre is an ancient city located in Adiyaman, Turkey with approximately 200 cave tombs and a settlement place. It was the largest city of the Commagene Kingdom and held great importance in the Roman empire.
Turkey has always been rich in historical artifacts that shed great light over its history and the developments across millennia. Even Turkish folk songs and cuisines hold a great value as they explore the stories of civilization and existence of the country, thousands of years ago.
These artifacts include love poems and the very first peace treaty between an Egyptian Pharaoh and Hittite king, ancient musical instruments such as sistrum, the Sarcophagus of Heracles excavated from Perga and the famous Troy Gold.
Archaeologists unearth historic military artifact
Recently archaeologists discovered another great artifact that has been added to the collection in their museum. After locating the hidden city of Perre in Adıyama, archeologists found a bronze military diploma that dates back to over 800 years and is displayed in the Adiyaman Museum.
At the time of the discovery of this plate the officer must have belonged to the Hittites empire which was the dynasty that ruled Turkey before the Greeks and Romans took over in a legacy that lasted for over 800 more years until the formation of modernday Turkey's ruling Muslims.
The discovery has led to a flurry of archaeologists rushing to unearth more artifacts from the city of Perre. These include broken statues, markets, fountains and now the diploma that has been identified to belong to a soldier that had served for 5 years in Syria. The plate has Latin transcriptions all over it that are still being studied. The excavation of Perre points to important historical understandings of turkey, and the European peninsula in that era.
The history of Turkey contains countless cultures and civilizations that have now been organized as a developed society and the Turkey that we now know. Turkey bears the remnants of many of the world's major civilizations and was the last true dynastic kingdom till the 20th century.
Over the course of its history Turkey has been ruled by a number of historic civillizations, this is partly owing to the fact that Turkey is located at a very convinient place that connects the peninsula of Asia, Europe and Africa. Adding to that Turkey has vast expanses of fertile land which have always been a lucrative treasure for any empire.
The turkish army themselves still have remnants of their historic past with many batallions and officer ranks still being named in the same ways as they were done in the past.