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Ancient sarcophagus discovered during road work in Istanbul


Construction workers have found an ancient sarcophagus during road work in Istanbul's Tuzla district, reports said Tuesday.

Ancient sarcophagus discovered during road work in Istanbul

According to reports, an excavator's scoop got stuck on an object as it was doing road work on Tersaneler Avenue in Tuzla. Construction workers discovered that the object was an ancient sarcophagus and immediately informed the police.

Ancient sarcophagus discovered during road work in Istanbul

The police then cordoned off the area as part of security measures to ensure safety of the sarcophagus and informed officials from the Directorate of Istanbul Archaeology Museums.

Ancient sarcophagus discovered during road work in Istanbul

Archaeologists reportedly took samples from the sarcophagus for further research, but did not make any statement regarding its details.

Source: Daily Sabah [May 09, 2017]
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