Landslide reveals Roman-era wall in NW Turkey

A landslide that recently occurred in the northwestern province of Canakkale’s Erenkoy district has unearthed a Roman wall dating back to 1,800 years ago.

Landslide reveals Roman-era wall in NW Turkey
Heavy rainfall caused a landslide around a viaduct in Erenkoy, and the landslide has unearthed a wall dating back to 1,800 years ago [Credit: Hurriyet]
Heavy rainfall caused a landslide around a viaduct in the district. The historic remains that emerged after the landslide were first spotted next to the Canakkale-Izmir highway by Professor Dogan Perincek, a member of Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University’s Geology and Engineering Department. Perincek informed archaeologist Candan Kozanli about the situation and further examinations revealed that it was part of a supporting wall from the Roman era.

“We found out that the wall was from the Roman era because the ancient city of Ophrynion is behind this road. There is also an old Roman bridge inside a creek in this area. We think that this bridge and wall are structures from that time. The wall is a very good example of engineering in that era,” Perincek told members of the press. 

Source: Hurriyet Daily News [January 31, 2013]

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