Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Untouched ancient burial chamber found in Turkey’s Muğla

A burial chamber dating back to 2,400 years ago was unearthed at a construction site in the southwestern province of Muğla’s Milas district. Officials found 103 artifacts in the burial chamber, untouched and unlooted for millennia.
The burial chamber was unearthed close to the holy road between the city of Mylasa, which was the capital of the Karia region in the ancient era, and the Labraunda religious center. A settlement had been existing at the site for 2,600 years.

The region of western Anatolia extending along the coast from mid-Ionia (Mycale) south to Lycia and east to Phrygia. It was colonized by Ionian and Dorian Greeks forming Greek-dominated states there.
The inhabitants of Caria, known as Carians, had arrived long before the Greeks.

Gümüşkesen chambered tomb monument in Milas, built during the city's Roman Period

In the southern Turkish province of Adana’s Yumurtalık district, a rare mosaic depicting the ancient Greek god of the sea, Poseidon. It is believed to date back to the 3rd or 4th century B.C.