Kayseri’s unique fossils on display for visitors
KAYSERİ – İHA
Animal fossils dating back 7.4 million years, which have been unearthed during archaeological excavations backed by the Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality, are now on display for visitors.
A shepherd had found the fossils last year in September. Examinations done later revealed that the fossils belonged to elephants that lived 7 million years ago.
After a preparation process, the fossils began to be displayed at an exhibition organized in the foyer of the Kayseri Municipality.
Speaking at the opening of the exhibition, Gazi University Archaeology Department Professor Okşan Başoğlu said that the fossils in the exhibition were very important findings, adding: “This is a magnificent exhibition, which is the result of a six-month work. We made three-month field works and three-month lab works. The examples are magnificent. Some of them are the only one in the world.”
“We call Kayseri the city of richness, and all these activities boost this richness. The city’s underground is full of artifacts. With the permission of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, we have carried out a series of works on these animal fossils,” said Kayseri Mayor Mustafa Çelik.