The Tropakkale astronaut. A fake
Sitchin was certainly one of the first to state that this statuette represented a spatial module and that it must have been about three thousand years old, according to him the object was made of a porous material, probably a stone made of volcanic ash.
Two magazines in the early 90s, more precisely the English Fortean Times Magazine in 1993 and the German magazine Magazine 2000 in 1994 took some photos of this artifact declaring that this depiction of a spacecraft preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Istanbul, had been found in 1975. at the site of Tuspa Toprakkale, its dating, confirmed by excavations (according to them), would be between 830-612 BC and attributable to the Urartu civilization in the north-east of Lake Van.
The truth unfortunately for all those who had tasted a further proof aimed at confirming the extraterrestrial presence on our planet in a remote past, is another.
In 2003, on behalf of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Culture and analysis by the Department of Chemistry, a chemical and petrographic survey was carried out which showed that the artifact is composed of gypsum and marble dust and dated back only 25 years before !