During the excavation of the construction foundation, a grave stele found

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Workers found remains consisting of grave stele and tile fragments during the foundation excavation of the ongoing villa construction in Hallaçlar District of Denizli’s Merkezefendi district.

When the ruins were found, the construction machines stopped working.

The police stopped the construction and protected the area.

During the excavation of the construction foundation, a grave stele found
Photo IHA

After the suspension of construction work, the area was cordoned off with a security perimeter. Following examinations conducted by experts from the Denizli Museum Directorate, affiliated with the Denizli Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism, the artifacts excavated from the foundation excavation were preserved and brought to the Denizli Museum Directorate. In the initial examination, it was determined that the marble piece found was a historic tombstone.

After further examination of the artifacts found at the construction site, it was learned that if deemed necessary, a rescue excavation could be initiated in the area by the Aydın Cultural Heritage Preservation Board.

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