Ancient pithos found in Malatya
MALATYA – Anadolu Agency
A pithos, which dates back 2,000 years, has been unearthed in a garden in the eastern province of Malatya’s Doğanşehir district.
In a written statement, the Provincial Culture and Tourism Director Levent İskenderoğlu said a local had realized the pithos in his garden while watering the plants.
Upon the information, the statement said the Malatya Archaeology Museum and the Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism teams had removed the ancient pithos carefully and moved it to a car with the help of a wooden sledge, taking it to the museum.
İskenderoğlu said the pithos was made of earthenware. “The pithos, which is 135 centimeters in height and 92 centimeters in width, has a sharp bottom, wide body and short neck. Among the other pieces unearthed in the excavations, it is the biggest and sturdiest one. This is why it has a different importance. The body of the pithos features four embossed belts and linear motifs. It dates back to the Roman era,” he added.