Area R Gallery
Around the Lower Town, areas R, V and Z provided important information regarding the organization of the outskirts of the city during the Middle Bronze Age. Area R is located on a basaltic ridge to the North-East of the Karasu river. In fact, a surface survey of the area has revealed a conspicuous stone wall that ran along the modern artificial lake, perhaps connected to the city defensive complex or to some sort of control system of the watercourse. About 150 meters to the North of the ridge, an ancient road and a small Middle Bronze I necropolis have been identified.