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The local gendarmerie investigate the arcaheologist’s house, and now the excavation work in the area continues under the management of the Milas Museum. AA photo

The local gendarmerie investigate the arcaheologist’s house, and now the excavation work in the area continues under the management of the Milas Museum. AA photo

A number of historical artifacts have been discovered in a house in Milas once occupied by an archaeologist, after excavation work began on a parcel of land belonging to the Turkish General Directorate of Coal.

The local gendarmerie investigated the area and found many artifacts, and now the excavation work in the area continues under the management of the Milas Museum. The team discovered a number of small sculptures and a Quran manuscript in the home of the archaeologist.

The archaeologist, H.E, had been using the house to store artifacts he found in his work between 2010 and 2011. The artifacts in the house were stored in boxes. The institution overseeing H.E.’s work ended his mission last year.

The archaeologist used to live in the village of Hüsamlar, Pınar village chief Ömer Kıvrak said, speaking to Anatolia news agency. “We gave H.E. this house to use for storage, because the house that he lived in previously was demolished. We wanted to help him. The things we have seen shock us,” Kıvrak said.
The museum will also analyze the artifacts.

September/22/2012

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