Remains of 2,500-year-old sacred area unearthed in Turkey

Archeologists have unearthed remains of a 2,500-year-old sacred area on Tavsan island off Bodrum town of the western province of Mugla.

Remains of 2,500-year-old sacred area unearthed in Turkey

Archeologists have unearthed remains of a 2,500-year-old sacred area on Tavsan island off Bodrum town of the western province of Mugla.

Myndos Ancient City excavation team's head Prof. Mustafa Sahin said on Wednesday that they had unearthed ruins of a church, graveyard and a temple in the excavation area.

Sahin noted that there were approximately six skeletons in each of the graves near the church area.

He added that excavations in Myndos Ancient City, which took place in Gumusluk hamlet of Bodrum, began in 2004.

There were many churches in Myndos Ancient City which was used as bishopric center in Byzantium or early Christianity periods, Sahin said.


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