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The bath found in the Beçin Castle is estimated to date back to the 15th century.

The bath found in the Beçin Castle is estimated to date back to the 15th century.

An old bath has been found in the historical castle of Beçin, the western province of Muğla’s Milas district. The bath is estimated to date back to the 15th century. Excavations have been initiated in the area by the Milas Museum Directorate.

Milas Museum Director Ali Sinan Özbey said some part of the historic structure had been the second bath in the castle. Özbey said they had also found some metal artifacts, a metal cup and four coins.

He said Beçin Castle was listed on the UNESCO temporary list of the world heritage, adding, “The rearrangement project in the castle has been approved by the Muğla Cultural and Natural Heritage Preservation Board and put out to tender by the İzmir Relief Monuments Council.”

Özbey said they had been working to build some units to meet the needs of visitors in the castle. “A visitor center will be established in the castle. Then commercial units and a modern ticket office will be built,” he said, noting visits to the castle had been previously free, but lately it was made for fee by the ministry. “The Association of Turkish Travel Agencies will operate the castle,” he concluded.

April/06/2014

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