Huge snail fossil removed from house wall in Adıyaman
ADIYAMAN – İhlas News Agency
The fossil had been on the wall of the house in Gölbaşı district’s Çelik village for 12 years to prevent water leaks.
He said that he brought the stone in 2007 from Haydarlı village and installed it on the wall to prevent water leaks flooding his house.
Adıyaman Museum Deputy Director Mehmet Alkan said that Gölbaşı was mentioned as a “riverside city” in Assyrian sources, adding: “Fifteen days ago, Çetiner informed us about the fossil on his wall after he saw news on media about another snail fossil in the Adıyaman Museum. We arrived in Çelik village and saw that the fossils are similar to each other. Because of this similarity, we believe that this fossil is about 65 million years old.”