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Hellenistic, Roman tombs unearthed in southwestern Turkey


Archaeologists have uncovered and restored seven tombs belonging to Hellenistic and Roman periods in Euromos, an ancient city in southwestern Turkey.

Hellenistic, Roman tombs unearthed in southwestern Turkey
Credit: Anadolu Agency
At least 25 academics and students from both Turkey and abroad are carrying out excavation work in the coastal town of Milas in Mugla province. The team is led by Abuzer Kizil, a lecturer at Mugla University.

Hellenistic, Roman tombs unearthed in southwestern Turkey
Credit: Anadolu Agency
"Euromos is the most important city after Mylasa. These tombs consist of Roman and Hellenistic tiles and sarcophagi," Kizil told Anadolu Agency.

Hellenistic, Roman tombs unearthed in southwestern Turkey
Credit: Anadolu Agency
The ancient city of Euromos, founded in the 6th century BC, contains numerous interesting buildings, inluding the temple of Zeus Lepsinos from the Roman times during the reign of Roman emperor Hadrian between 117 and 138.

Hellenistic, Roman tombs unearthed in southwestern Turkey
Credit: Anadolu Agency
The temple of Zeus Lespinos, dedicated to the Greek God, stood at the foothill, according to Turkish archaeological news website.

Hellenistic, Roman tombs unearthed in southwestern Turkey
Credit: Anadolu Agency
Excavations in Euromos were first carried out by Turkish archaeologists in the 70s. However, it has not yet completed.

Author: Durmus Genc | Source: Anadolu Agency [August 03, 2018]

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