Thursday 16 September 2021

Untouched ancient burial chamber in Turkey’s Muğla

A burial chamber dating to 2,400 years ago was unearthed in 2016 at a construction site in the province of Muğla’s Milas district. Officials found 103 artifacts in the burial chamber, untouched for millennia.
Findings included earthenware candles, offering bowls, gifts for the dead, and cosmetic tools.
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 was colonized by Ionian and Dorian Greeks forming Greek-dominated states.
The inhabitants of Caria, known as Carians, had arrived long before the Greeks.

Gümüşkesen chambered tomb monument in Milas.

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