Ancient Myndos to become newest tourist attraction

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The ancient Greek city of Myndos is set to become a new major tourist attraction in Turkey’s western province of Mugla, with excavation works ongoing.

Ancient Myndos to become newest tourist attraction
Myndos found in Bodrum district of Mugla was unearthed on the Tavsan (Rabbit) Island
and the excavations have lasted for four years in the area [Credit: DHA[

Earlier, Myndos was unearthed on the Tavsan (Rabbit) Island off the district of Bodrum. The excavations, have which lasted four years so far, finally revealed some important artifacts and monuments recently.

As a result of the excavations, the famous “King’s Road,” churches from the Byzantine era, and storage houses have been revealed. The excavations were conducted by Professor Mustafa Sahin of Uludag University’s archaeology department. Archaeologists also found stone tablets with “Myndos” written on them, the Roman Emperor Marcus Ulpius Nerva Traianus’ (53-117 A.D.), thousands-year-old temples, and tombs dating back to the early years of Christianity. The Myndos ancient city protection team has issued a written statement on Myndos and how it will become a site for tourists.

The island close is to the shore and tourists can walk through 50 to 70 meters of shallow water to reach the island. 

Source: Hurriyet Daily News [September 09, 2013]

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