Marble bust of Pan found in Samsun

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Ancient artifacts have been found in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Samsun (Greek Sampsunda) that could pave way for new historical research, according to scientists.

Marble bust of Pan found in Samsun
Marble bust of Pan found at Samsun [Credit: AA]

During excavations at the View Terrace Park, pieces from the Roman era were recently found. Among them is a structure that features the marble bust of a pan, a bronze candle with a bull’s head, a bronze candle holder, a marble mill and many artifacts that have now been taken under protection by the Samsun Museum Directorate.

According to information provided by the Culture and Tourism Ministry, more than 350 excavations have been conducted in the province by Turkish and foreign teams from Germany, France, Belgium, the United States, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy and Canada on a budget of nearly 27 million Turkish Liras.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News [December 19, 2013]

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