The mysterious "Miss Weekend" releases a devastating trap with the potential to annihilate an entire city; only Kagari's witch-mother Kazane
can hold the destruction at bay, rendering her effectively powerless.
At Kazane Hoyuk, just south of the town of Sanliurfa, a joint Turkish-American team has discovered traces of a Sumerian city which they have dated to around 2600 BC.
The leader of the Kazane excavations, Dr Patricia Wattenmaker of the University of Virginia, claims that their findings overturn the belief that significant early urban settlements were limited to southern Mesopotamia.
Dr Glenn Schwartz, a US archaeologist based at John Hopkins University, believes that in its heyday the city at Kazane Hoyuk was one of the "most important political and economic centres in the region".
Given the ages of Kazane Hoyuk and Tell Baider, it seems fair to conclude that the inhabitants of these northern cities were among the first to employ calligraphy as an essential element in the organisation of their daily lives outside of the original Sumer territory.
Two Halaf sites in southeastern Turkey, Fistikli Hoyuk and Kazane Hoyuk, have been investigated recently, under the direction of Susan Pollock and Reinhard Bernbeck.
My preliminary analysis of a sample ofjetons from Kazane demonstrate that the jetons fall into four primary size groups, with at least two significant patterns of variation within the set: size and painted/ unpainted.