Archaeological excavations in Çobankale district of Yalova yielded important findings. The Hashtag symbol in the excavations attracted great attention.
Through archaeological studies, we can improve our knowledge of the societies that lived before us and better understand the past. Findings from time to time are of great interest. The situation for the Hashtag symbol that emerged during the studies carried out in Yalova Çobankale was the same.
The hashtag symbol (also called octothrope or sharps), which is frequently encountered in social media today, appeared in Çobankale, where excavations have continued for 3 years. It is thought that the piece of ceramics was a Late Byzantine work of the 12th century.
Hashtag sign used centuries ago
Excavation, Mimar Sinan University Vice Rector Assoc. Dr. Selçuk Seçkin and a team of 20 people. Excavations in Cobankale are expected to shed light on the Seljuk, Byzantine and Ottoman periods.
Seckin, who gave information about the excavation, "the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Çobankale Rescue Excavation House was created. Çobankale excavation and we bring here the first findings here. We found this work in Cobankale. Late Byzantine ceramics used in the 12th and 15th century. Many Byzantine ceramics. There are also decorations, but we have found in this ceramic has used the virtual world of the 'hashtag' sign. Very important in that respect. One of the important symbols of popular culture is actually used by the Byzantines years ago, "he said.
Where the Ottoman Empire gained the status of 'state'
Excavation area, known as the Battle of Befus and veteran historian. Dr. The war of Befus, which Halil İnalcık said was the war in which the Ottoman Principality gained state status, was fought in this region.
Since the region was used as Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman lands, traces from all three states are likely to be encountered.