Turkey discovers 2,500-year-old sacred ruins

ANKARA — Archeologists unearthed remains of a 2,500-year-old sacred area, including a church, a graveyard and a temple, in western Turkey, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported Wednesday.

The ruins were found in the Myndos Ancient City area, in Tavsan island off the Bodrum town in western Mugla province, the report quoted Mustafa Sahin, head of the excavation team, as saying.

He said there were approximately six skeletons in each of the graves near the church area.

There were many churches in the Myndos Ancient City, a bishopric center in Byzantium or early Christianity periods, he added.

Excavations in the Myndos Ancient City began in the Gumusluk hamlet of Bodrum town in 2004, according to Sahin.


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