Byzantine chapel found in İznik during environmental project
İZNİK – Doğan News AgencyA Byzantine-era chapel dating back to the 10th century has been unearthed by the Nilüfer Hatun Almshouse and Extension Construction and Environmental Project in the northwestern province of Bursa’s İznik district.
The Council of Monuments, members of which have recently examined the area, will give the final decision about the construction of a new administration building and an archaeology museum called the İznik Green Museum.
The rooftop of the İznik Green Museum has been proposed as a green area for the use of clean energy.
In the beginning of last year, underwater archaeological work revealed the remains of a 1,600-year-old basilica under Lake İznik. The discovery of the basilica was declared one of top 10 discoveries of 2014 by the Archaeological Institute of America.