Thursday, 29 September 2016

Gold found in 8th century BC sarcophagi discovered in Turkey's Çanakkale province

Municipal workers trying to fix broken water pipes in Turkey's northwestern Çanakkale province found three ancient sarcophagi from the 8th century B.C. during the excavation. One of the two sarcophagi which were opened on Wednesday had gold jewelry The sarcophagi were found in Kemer Village in Biga district.
The sarcophagi are thought to be an extension of the ancient Greek cemetery necropolis in the ancient Greek city of Parium, which is only two kilometers away from Kemer.
Parium was founded in 709 B.C. and served as a 'customs station' with its two harbors.

Troy Amphitheater
A handful of gold beads, a ring, three bullet-sized gold pieces, two brooches and a mirror without a handle were found. Biga Peninsula hosted many civilizations including Kumtepe (circa 4000 BC) and Troy (circa 3500–3000 BC).
Achilles dragging Hector's body in front of the Gates of Troy.