Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Animals of Yassıhöyük

One of our major sources of amusement for the staff here at Gordion is animal watching. Here are some animals we have encountered in our daily travels to and from the museum.

A local turkey, known as a hindi in Turkish. This one is unsuccessfully trying to camouflage itself in the grass.  

One of the owls that lives at the dig house. 
Photo courtesy of Andrew Goldman.

One of our favorites! A hoopoe (ibibik in Turkish) in the yard of the dig house. Photo courtesy of Andrew Goldman. 

The local flock of sheep that parades past the house every day at cocktail hour. The donkey on the left diligently leads the sheep around the village. 

A friendly tortoise.

A hedgehog that hangs out at the museum.

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