Sunday, November 21, 2010

Excavations at Kucukcekmece

Everyday Istanbul offers a new find for its inhabitants. Some are of recent origin, while others have been waiting hundreds and thousands of years to be discovered.

The previous artifacts unearthed in the Bathonca excavations, conducted by Şengul Aydıngun are the newest “old” surprises.

While forging ahead with the excavation of the ancient road that was discovered last year, it was determined that Bathonca has a settlement laid out on a grid plan. Also unearthed in the excavation are a grave stela with inscriptions and relief from the Roman period and a fragment of a porphyry column of a type found only in Egypt.

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