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1500-year-old Byzantine church 'found' in Turkey's Edirne


A 1500-year-old Byzantine church was found during excavation in Turkey's northwestern Edirne province.

1500-year-old Byzantine church 'found' in Turkey's Edirne
Credit: Hurriyet Daily News
Professor Engin Beksac from Trakya University's Art History Department is heading the excavation team in the ancient site of Sinankoy.


Beksac told reporters on Monday that they have unearthed remnants of a 1500-year-old church during excavations which has features of the Byzantine civilization.

He said evidence shows that the church was built around 500 AD and it is an early Byzantine period building.

1500-year-old Byzantine church 'found' in Turkey's Edirne
1500-year-old Byzantine church 'found' in Turkey's Edirne
1500-year-old Byzantine church 'found' in Turkey's Edirne


1500-year-old Byzantine church 'found' in Turkey's Edirne
1500-year-old Byzantine church 'found' in Turkey's Edirne
1500-year-old Byzantine church 'found' in Turkey's Edirne


1500-year-old Byzantine church 'found' in Turkey's Edirne
Credit: Hurriyet Daily News
Beksac said their team unearthed the base of the church, where the footing stones of the building are in good condition.

"Initial evidence shows us that it is one of the oldest churches of [[Eastern]] Thrace," Beksac said.

Eastern Thrace, which is today part of modern of Turkey, comprises of Edirne (historically known as Hadrianopolis), Tekirdag and Kirklareli provinces.

Source: Anadolu Agency [October 08, 2018]

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