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Roman Church Found During the Excavation in Çanakkale

31 October 2018

An ancient church building and mosaics were found in the village of Akçakıl in the Bayramiç district of Çanakkale. The ruins were found in the peach garden belonging to Osman Aydın and caused great enthusiasm. Çanakkale Museum Directorate started official excavation work after the treasure hunters started an illegal excavation.

Immediately after the official excavations started last week, the ruins of church and mosaics at the base are found. When the treasure hunters started to visit the area last year, the villagers informed the gendarmerie forces of the situation.

Çanakkale Museum Directorate started official excavation in the region last week following the increase of complaints. The villagers are actively involved in the excavation conducted by 3 archaeologists.

THE PEACH GARDEN IS NEIGHBOR WITH THE SKEPSIS ANCIENT CITY
The peach garden where the ruins are found is just one kilometer away from the ancient city of Skepsis and naturally drew attention. It is known that a diocese was located in this city. (HT)