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Graeco-Roman city of Prusias ad Hypium to become an 'archaeopark'


An archaeopark will be built in the Graeco-Roman city of Prusias ad Hypium, also known as the "Ephesus of the Black Sea Region", as part of the the East Marmara Development Agency (MARKA) supported "East Marmara Ancient City Project."

Graeco-Roman city of Prusias ad Hypium to become an 'archaeopark'

According to a statement by the Düzce municipality, who proposed the project, works for the construction of the archaeopark began in the Konuralp neighbourhood. The ancient city area is also home to an ancient theatre with stairs with lion paw carvings, archways, aqueducts and a Roman-era bridge.

Graeco-Roman city of Prusias ad Hypium to become an 'archaeopark'

The works are coordinated by the Düzce municipality and the park will have an area of about two thousand square metres with lots of sitting and resting areas.

Graeco-Roman city of Prusias ad Hypium to become an 'archaeopark'

Within the "East Marmara Ancient City Project", which has a budget of 1.215,000 Turkish liras, an "Open Air Museum" will be built and the number of guesthouses in the region will be increased.

Graeco-Roman city of Prusias ad Hypium to become an 'archaeopark'

The aim of the project is to offer a visual observation area for tourists, in order to feature Konuralp's tourism potential by preserving the historical, natural and cultural heritage in the region.

A Tourism Information Office will also be built in the archaeopark.

The "East Marmara Ancient City Project" is to be completed by 2018.

Source: Daily Sabah [November 24, 2016]
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