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Farmer discovers giant Byzantine-era pithos in central Turkey


A farmer plowing his field in Turkey's central Kırıkkale province discovered a giant ancient pithos jar from the Byzantine era.

Farmer discovers giant Byzantine-era pithos in central Turkey
Credit: AA


The farmer, who lives in the Koçubaba village in Balışeyh district discovered the jar after his tractor got locked on the jar. He immediately called the gendarmerie to inform officials about the find.

Farmer discovers giant Byzantine-era pithos in central Turkey
Credit: IHA


The jar, which was allegedly used to store food supply, was brought to the Kırıkkale Culture and Tourism Directorate after archaeologists extracted it.

Farmer discovers giant Byzantine-era pithos in central Turkey
Credit: IHA
"It was used as a cellar in the Byzantine era," Kırıkkale Culture and Tourism Director Aydın Demiröz told Anadolu Agency, adding that it will be exhibited in the directorate headquarters.

Source: Daily Sabah [November 15, 2019]

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1 comment :

  1. Fabulous discovery I am in the process of writing all about ancient Pithoi during the Minoan times for my thesis.

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