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ARCHAEOLOGY >Ancient road uncovered in Turkey’s Tarsus

MERSİN – Anadolu Agency

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Works at an archaeological site in the southern province of Mersin’s historical Tarsus district have unearthed an ancient road. 

In a written statement, Tarsus Museum Director Mehmet Çavuş said drainage work in the field had revealed an ancient road built using the polygonal technique. 

Çavuş said a number of shops and terra-cotta jacking pipes were also discovered uncovered at the western section of the ancient road. 

“The basalt ancient road is 215 meters away from the historical Cleopatra Gate, known as the naval gate. It was one of the main arterial roads providing access to Mersin. The road has the same features as the Ancient Street, which was discovered in the center of Tarsus during excavations carried out between 1993 and 2003,” he added.

January/01/2016

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