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Roman artifacts discovered during a drilling for a housing complex construction

Gold earrings, rings, tear bottles and lamps dating back to the Roman period were discovered during a drilling for a housing complex construction in the town of Amasra, Bartın. Four tombs were unearthed during the excavation.

Historical artifacts were taken under custody at Amasra Museum Directorate.

Photo: DHA

Drilling excavations were carried out at 6 different points under the leadership of Amasra Museum Directorate in the region, which is a protected area for the construction of the district governor’s lodging planned to be built in Fatih Neighborhood of Amasra district.

When mudbricks appeared about 3 meters deep, the teams carried out their work meticulously. 4 graves were reached during the excavation. Gold earrings, rings, tear bottles and oil lamps were found in the graves.

Photo: AA

Amasra Museum Directorate officials determined that the artifacts are about 2 thousand years old and belong to the Roman period. Portable historical artifacts were taken to Amasra Museum Directorate and recorded.

Cover Photo: AA

Source: DHA

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