2,000 year old olive oil mill found in ancient city of Tripolis

Date:

Share post:

Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,000-year-old olive oil mill in the ancient city of Tripolis in southwestern Turkey.

2,000 year old olive oil mill found in ancient city of Tripolis
DHA Photo

Discovered in Turkey’s Denizli province, the mill is expected to shed light on the rich olive history of the region, according to Doğan News Agency.

The mill was uncovered during the excavation of an ancient agora. The mill room measures 3.5 meters, with a stone press 50 centimeters in diameter used to crush the olives.

“This mill, which we can say is 2,000 years old, shows us that in the past this region was rich in olive cultivation,” stated Professor Bahadır Duman of Pamukkale University’s Archaeology Department and Tripolis Excavation Committee.

Fifty columns were raised during the restoration of the agora, clearing the center area where the mill was discovered.

Duman, who oversees the dig, reported that excavation will continue along with restoration of the agora.

Source: Daily Sabah [October 06, 2017]

ADVERTISEMENT

spot_img

Related articles

Tomb found at Stonehenge quarry site

The tomb for the original builders of Stonehenge could have been unearthed by an excavation at a site...

Ancient synagogue and mosaic unearthed in Galilee

A monumental synagogue building dating to the Late Roman period (ca. 4th-5th centuries C.E.) has been discovered in...

Dawn probe has date with asteroid

The US space agency says its Dawn probe should now be in orbit around the asteroid Vesta. The...

Study offers economical solutions for maintaining critical delta environments

Millions of people across the world live or depend on deltas for their livelihoods. Formed at the lowest...

Astronomer finds evidence for record-breaking nine planet system

A study by Mikko Tuomi, an astronomer at the University of Hertfordshire, has revealed that the planetary system...

Stonehenge ‘complete circle’ evidence found

One of the many mysteries of Stonehenge may have been solved, not because of a scientific breakthrough or...

Two spiral galaxies in the process of merging

At this time of year, there are lots of gatherings often decorated with festive lights. When galaxies get...

Archaeologists study caves unearthed in Amman

Archaeologists are studying the significance of caves and remnants of bones unearthed recently in Amman during construction work,...