August 10, 2012 — IN THE NEWS: Human sculpture find in Turkey thrilling for excavation team
Last week it was announced that a team of international archaeologists at the Tayinat Archaeological Project excavation site in southeastern Turkey had discovered a huge 3,000-year-old human sculpture that they believe to be of the Patinean king Suppiluliuma. Tim Harrison, director of the project and professor of Near Eastern Archaeology in the University of Toronto’s Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, and Darren Jablonkay, the PhD student who discovered the statue, have been featured in the news describing what it means and how they found it.
- The Calgary Herald likened Jablonkay's "golden touch" to Indiana Jones, quoting him saying "It’s unheard of, to be honest. These finds that we've found in my square (are) very rare. You don’t come across them very often."