Muazzez İlmiye Çığ

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Muazzez İlmiye Çığ, née Muazzez İlmiye İtil, (born 20 June 1914) is a Turkish archaeologist and Assyriologist. She was born in Bursa, Turkey. She works in the study of Sumerian civilization.

In 2006, at the age of 92, she received world-wide coverage in international media outlets when, upon publication of her 2005 book which described, among other topics, how her research into the history of the headscarf revealed that it did not originate in the Muslim world, but was worn five thousand years ago by Sumerian priests who initiated young men into sex.[1]

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