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Hellenistic burial chamber unearthed in southwestern Turkey


Turkish archaeologists have discovered a new ancient burial chamber from the Hellenistic Period, containing over 100 hundred artefacts in the southwestern Turkish province of Muğla, reports said on Wednesday.

Hellenistic burial chamber unearthed in southwestern Turkey
Hellenistic burial chamber unearthed in southwestern Turkey

Archaeological teams from the Milas Archaeology Museum had previously found another burial chamber, which had not been excavated before and now with the discovery of the new one, the total number of ancient burial chambers has risen to 18.

Hellenistic burial chamber unearthed in southwestern Turkey
Hellenistic burial chamber unearthed in southwestern Turkey

The sepulchre was reportedly discovered in a 600 square metre construction site in Milas district, home to the ancient Greek city of Mylasa.

Archaeologists claimed that it was built for a wealthy royal family 2,400 years ago. A total of 103 artefacts were unearthed during the excavation, reports said.

Source: Daily Sabah [November 24, 2016]
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