2 Temmuz 2014 Çarşamba

Turn a Shovel in Turkey, Find Ancient Ruins

turkce links to original Turkish article

(Sabah Newspaper, 2 July 2014)

Kepçeye tarih takıldı
Have shovel, find ruins...

Teams from a private firm working on behalf of the
Mugla municipality on Namik Kemal street in Milas
were digging an excavation with a back-hoe  when
they hit the cover of a sarcophagus. Experts from
the Milas Archeology Museum Directorate soon arrived
and dug a safety trench around the sarcophagus.

The remains of six people thought to be from the
same family were found in the grave, which was
determined to belong to the Roman era.  Also found
at the site were 13 tear bottles, a pair of earings and
a mirror. After the rescue operation, the archeologists
brought all the items to the Museum Directorate.

Mugla province. Milas is west of Mugla city.

Meanwhile, in Sandikli district of Afyonkarahisar province,
at an excavation being conducted with heavy equipment
in a quarry, another sarcophagus was discovered. Work
was stopped and experts from the Afyonkarahisar Archeology
Museum were notified. In the ensuing work, the archeologists
found four other sarcophagi. The team recoverd plate and
glass parts, along with a large number of bones. According
to initial estimates, the sarcophagi were determined to be
1,600 years old.

Sandikli is in the SW of Afyonkarahisar.

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