New findings unearthed at Knidos in western Turkey
Archaeological excavations in the ancient Greek city of Knidos in the western Turkish province of Muğla’s Datça district have unearthed new structures.
|Ruins of Knidos [Credit: Shutterstock]|
Archaeologist Batıkan Bora said they had found many important artifacts during this year’s excavations.
“The main wall of a 5,000-person theater was unearthed for the first time. The nearly 100-meter-long wall, which is around seven or eight meters high, has magnificent workmanship that still survives. We have also found two arched structures right next to the wall. The biggest of these two structures, which had been underground for thousands of years, may have been a water source while the other may have been a storage area,” Bora said.
He added that the most exciting finding was what he called a “VIP area.”
“It looks like it was a special podium. People were awarded here in front of the public,” Bora noted.
Source: Hurriyet Daily News [October 05, 2016]