Male bones found in ancient graves in Turkey's Kırşehir
KIRŞEHİR – Anadolu Agency
The ancient graves are the home to 23 bones belonging to male only. AA photoMale bones in 23 graves dating back to 1,500 years ago have been found during archaeological excavations in the central Anatolian province of Kırşehir’s Çiçekdağ district.
The bones are being examined at the Ahi Evran University (AEU) Anthropology Department’s laboratory and experts are researching as to why there were only male bones in the graves.
Associate Professor Ahmet Cem Erkman said the Çiçekdağı district dated back to the early Byzantine period and they have been excavating the area for two years in and around a bath.
He said that many stone sarcophaguses were found during the excavations and they were the home to 14 adult men, six children and three baby boys’ bones. He said it was interesting that all of the bones were male bones.