2,500 year old sarcophagus discovered at ancient city of Antandros


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Researchers at the ancient Greek city of Antandros, located in Turkey’s Balıkesir province, have discovered the remains of a woman and a man, as well as numerous artifacts inside a 2,500-year-old sarcophagus, reports said Sunday.

2,500 year old sarcophagus discovered at ancient city of Antandros

According to a statement by project leader Professor Gürcan Polat from Ege University, the excavations, which started on July 10, shed light to the 5th Century sarcophagus.

“The bones most probably belonged to the people from the same family” Polat said.

The researchers also discovered an ancient bowl imported from Athens, two clay amphorae, and two strigils (a tool, similar to a scraper used by ancient Greeks and Romans to scrape sweat and dirt from the skin).

The ancient city of Antandros is located in Edremit district of Balıkesir province. Surface excavations at the site were launched in 2,000.

Source: Daily Sabah [July 31, 2017]



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