Excavations end at ancient Soli
MERSİN – Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotosExcavation works on the ancient site of Soli Pompeiopolis have ended for the season in the southern province of Mersin’s Mezitli district.
Archaeological teams brought to light various artifacts from a villa from the Late Roman Era to sesterces, an ancient Roman coin, during the 17th round of works on Soli, one of the most important port cities of the Roman era.
A team of 100 people led by Professor Remzi Yağcı from 9 Eylül University has worked on the Soli Mound, a Roman villa and a Roman street line with columns, unearthing artifacts from the Cilician period dating back 3,000 years.
A structure believed to have been an archaic temple used in the sixth or fifth century B.C. was discovered, along with ceramic findings, kitchen appliances, sesterces from the 3th century A.D., a structure believed to be a villa, and an apsis channel system dating back to at least the Byzantine era.