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The 2,000-year-old footprint is believed to have belonged to a laborer.

The 2,000-year-old footprint is believed to have belonged to a laborer.

Archaeological excavations in the Hellenistic city of Parion, located in the northwestern province of Çanakkale’s Biga district, have revealed a 2,000-year-old footprint that is believed to have belonged to a laborer.

“There is a footprint of a person on a brick. The person lived here 2,000 years ago. Its size shows us that it is a normal footprint. Most probably a worker mistakenly put his foot on the brick. There is also a paw print next to this footprint. We believe that it belongs to the dog of this worker. These prints are interesting findings in terms of archaeological history,” said the head of the excavations, Samsun 19 Mayıs University Archaeology Department Professor Vedat Keleş, hailing the important findings from this year’s excavations.

“The height of ancient Roman-era people is almost the same as the height of today’s people,” he added.
Excavations in the ancient city have been continuing in seven areas, including a southern necropolis, a theater, an odeon and a Roman bath.

October/05/2014

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