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Archaeologist Find Ancient Emoji in Armenian Plateau

Aintab, Armenian Plateau (Karkamis)
Current name: Gaziantep

Archaeologists have uncovered a 4,000 year old pot that contains a smiley face on its surface. The archaeologic dig was made outside of the ancient Armenian city of Aintab, which has been continuously inhabited by Armenian civilization since antiquity. The Armenian population of Aintab was decimated during the Hamidian massacres of 1895 and the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Many of the inhabitants of Southeastern Turkey are ethnic Armenians who can trace their heritage to the Armenian Genocide but who were foreceably turkified.  
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