jueves, 13 de septiembre de 2012

Oldest settlement comes to light in Turkish capital

The oldest settlement in Ankara has recently revealed traces from the Bronze Age. Officials hope that they will be able to reach the most ancient levels in the area

A recently discovered burial mound in the heart of an Ankara neighborhood could shed more light on the area’s Bronze Age past and even older eras, according to the Culture and Tourism Ministry’s undersecretary.

“This archaeological work is very important in terms of the history and chronology of the region,” Özgür Özarslan said Sept. 11 about the archaeological excavations that began last year in Çayyolu. “I believe that more significant objects will be unearthed in this area.”

He said the area was home to samples from the Bronze Age and that they also hoped to reach older periods in the vicinity [...]


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