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The ancient tombs found in Komana are thought to belong to a family. DHA photo

The ancient tombs found in Komana are thought to belong to a family. DHA photo

Researchers working at the ancient city of Komana in the northern province of Tokat have discovered three tombs dating back to the 11th century.

The three tombs that have been found are thought to belong to a family – a man, woman and a child – said Hitit University Archaeology Department’s Emine Sökmen. “We found earrings and accessories, so that’s why we thought this is a woman body,” she added.

“We knew that there was a tomb area from the Byzantine era,” she said, adding that there was information dating back to the 11th and 12th century.

Sökmen also said the city was known as a temple city. “This attracted our attention, as there is no other ancient city called a temple city, so we started to work on this.” Archeologists have been working on there different hills in the city, she said. “During the last five years, we have discovered a very large ceramic collection.”

August/02/2013

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