World Bulletin / News Desk
A team of Turkish archeologists will begin excavation works on the historic 5,000-year-old Troy site, which is found in the Turkish city of Canakkale (Gallipoli).
Although excavation has been carried out by Germany's Tübingen University before, it will be the first time a Turkish team will work on the site.
According to Hurriyet Daily News, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University secured a sponsorship deal on March 11 to start archeological digging in the area.
Professor Sedar Laciner told Hurriyet 'the process will be accelerated with the budget of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, and contributions of the university and Turkish industrialists and businessmen.'
'Our goal is to extend the excavations process to 12 months. Pieces unearthed in Troy will contribute to Canakkale’s culture and tourism. Maybe it will become one of Turkey’s most important frequented historical places,' he added.
Associate Professor Rustem Aslan of the university's Archaeology Department will lead the excavations.Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Mart 2014, 12:00