Bath from blockbuster Turkish TV series Magnificent Century unearthed in western Turkey
SAKARYA – Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoThe ruins of a Turkish bath, which was constructed in 1555 for Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, have been unearthed in the Sapanca district of western Sakarya province and taken under protection.
The archaeological efforts to unearth the Rüstempaşa social complex, which also included the ruins of an ancient Turkish bath thought to have been constructed by Vizier Rustem Pasha, were launched recently.
The excavation work revealed the ruins marked significant architectural traits with reference to its historical age. The excavation works, when completed, will also give birth to a new historical social space in Sapanca, as the ruins will be illuminated with a special transparent glass, and bowers will be launched in the middle of the platform.
The platform is expected to be used for social events such as historical and cultural conferences and programs.
Sapanca Mayor Prof. Aydın Yılmazer also announced restoration work would not be restricted to the Turkish bath, as the Uzunkum Rahime Sultan Mosque will also be included in the work, along with many other artifacts in the region.