Excavations began on Thursday at an ancient city in the western Turkish province of Canakkale.
Executives with the Canakkale Archeological Museum launched excavations at the ancient city of Madytos in Canakkale's Eceabat town in order to declare new archeological protection sites.
Excavation team has unearthed remains of architectural buildings dating to late Byzantine and Ottoman eras, graves, coins and ceramics.
The first settlement in what is now Eceabat was founded by the Thracians, a Balkan people. Later the settlement became known as Madytos and later as Madytos and received migrants coming from Foca (Phokai), Miletos and Midilli Island (Lesbos).
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 08 Temmuz 2010, 12:30