Ancient throne discovered in excavations at Euromos
MUĞLA - Anadolu Agency
The marble seat (R) was unearthed next to a cylindrical altar.Excavation works in the ancient city of Euromos, located near the city of Milas in the western province of Muğla, have revealed the remains of a 2,300 year-old throne.
The ancient city of Euromos is home to some of the most well preserved temples in Anatolia. This year excavation works have been headed by Associate Professor Abuzer Kızıl.
Kızıl said they were very excited about the new findings, discovered close to a 3,000-person capacity ancient theater.
“[The throne] is a marble seat and was found very close to the theater’s stage. We believe it belonged to a noble person who lived in the city. We have named it ‘proedria.’ There was also a cylindrical altar right next to it. It will be the benchmark for our future excavations. We got chance to analyze the theater better and will continue working on it,” he added.
Kızıl also believes the seat may have belonged to a woman due to its relatively small frame, adding “there are hearts and various motifs inscribed [on the chair].”