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Road workers discover ancient sarcophagus in northern Turkey

An ancient sarcophagus has been discovered during road works in northern Turkey's Karabük province, according to reports.

Road workers discover ancient sarcophagus in northern Turkey
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Fatih Demirel, the district governor of Yenice, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the sarcophagus is estimated to be about 1,800 years old. Since the discovery on Sunday, road works have been stopped and local security forces have been watching the area non-stop.

Several tear bottles dating back to the Roman era, along with many other historical artefacts were found in the sarcophagus, experts said.

Source: Daily Sabah [July 10, 2018]


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