Area M Gallery
In Area M, located in the western sector of the Lower Town at Tilmen Höyük, a monumental temple with towers on the façade (in antis) of the Middle Bronze II has been exposed. Inside, a basalt stele was discovered, carved in a late Old Syrian style, depicting a high official making a prayer gesture in front of the Storm God. In front of the temple there is a temenos organized around two courtyards, with an entrance from the East, opening perhaps on a processional road coming from the acropolis. The area remained in use also during Late Bronze I.