Ancient city discovered in Çanakkale

Ancient city discovered in Çanakkale

ÇANAKKALE – Anadolu Agency
Ancient city discovered in Çanakkale

An ancient city dating back 2,700 years was uncovered in the northwestern Turkish province of Çanakkale, a local university said on Nov. 20. 

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU) issued a statement announcing the discovery of Limnai, a city which had been referred to in ancient text. 

The excavation team from the university headed by Reyhan Körpe, head of the department of ancient history, managed to trace the location of the city for the first time. 

Körpe said the ancient city of Limnai was founded by migrants coming from Ionia near the western province of present-day İzmir. 

In the Roman era, the city was one of the richest cities of the Gallipoli peninsula, Körpe said. 

She added that there are many more ancient settlements in the area waiting to be discovered.