Warrior sarcophagus unearthed in Turkey's Canakkale

A warrior sarcophagus has been unearthed in Parion Ancient City in the northwestern province of Canakkale.

Warrior sarcophagus unearthed in Turkey's Canakkale

 

A warrior sarcophagus has been unearthed in Parion Ancient City in the northwestern province of Canakkale.

Prof. Dr. Cevat Basaran, the head of excavation team in Parion ancient city in Kemer village in Biga town of Canakkale, told the AA on Monday that the sarcophagus was unearthed in necropolis of the city.

Basaran said the sarcophagus had an inscription of a warrior saying goodbye to his family as he leaves for a war and the warrior in the inscription could be Paris who caused the Trojan War.

The excavation team aims to explore the lifestyle and culture of the ancient city Parion.

Parion is among the important cities of Ancient Troas and was first excavated in 2005. During the excavations carried out in the city so far, many precious artifacts have been discovered. They showed that the city had been through a brilliant period especially in the Hellenistic and Roman Age.
 

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Temmuz 2010, 11:19
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