Roman temple’s remains found during construction in Black Sea province
BARTIN – Anadolu Agency
DHA photoThe remains of a Roman temple have been discovered during drilling for the construction of a school in the northern province of Bartın’s Amasra district.
The construction process has been stopped and the school will now be constructed elsewhere. Archaeological excavations will soon start over an area of 3,000 square meters in order to reveal the ancient settlement.
Amasra Museum Director Baran Aydın said a column heading, pedestals and the marble ground of the temple had been uncovered.
“We estimate that that temple dates back to the Roman era. You can find works from the Roman and Byzantine eras everywhere in Amasra. During one-month-long preliminary works, we found data that may be very important for the district. The first findings show that the temple collapsed during an earthquake. Further works might reveal the ancient city under the district,” Aydın said.