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Roman-era tomb discovered in Western Turkey

A Roman-era burial chamber has been unearthed during excavations in the western Turkish province of Kürahya’s Domaniç district.

Roman-era tomb discovered in Western Turkey
The burial chamber is thought to be a family tomb dating 
to the Roman era [Credit: Hurriyet]
Kütahya Museum Director Metin Türktüzün said archaeologists began excavations when they were informed about a historical structure in the Hisar neighborhood.

He said the first examinations showed that the structure was a burial chamber dating back to the Roman era.

Türktüzün added that the excavation field was a registered cultural heritage site, adding: “We are cleaning the chamber, which is full of earth and rubble. Works continue to open the outer entrance of the chamber. We have found skeletons there; it might be a family grave from the Roman era.”

When the work is finished, the field would be reorganized as an archaeology park, Türktüzün said.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News [April 12, 2016]

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