Hellenistic cremation urn found in southwestern Turkey
Construction workers in southwestern Turkey have discovered an ancient jar containing burnt human remains, thought to be from the Hellenistic period, reports said on Monday.
|The Hellenistic0era cremation urn was found at a construction site near |
the ancient settlement of Milas [Credit: AA]
They found the 40 centimeter jar two meters below the surface. It is thought to have been used as a sepulchre and was reportedly brought to Milas Archaeology Museum for examination.
Milas, similar to many other western regions in the western Turkey, is an ancient city dating back to thousands of years.
Turkey is home to countless numbers of ancient sites from ancient civilizations and Milas alone contains a total of 27 archaeological sites.
Source: Daily Sabah [January 30, 2017]