Remains of ancient Pteria unearthed

Excavations at the ancient lost city of Pteria, located near the village of Şahmuratlı in the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat, Turkey, come to a stop as the remains are fully unearthed. The site is home to many remarkable historical treasures.

Ruins of ancient Pteria (by Hurriyet Daily News)
Ruins of ancient Pteria (by Hurriyet Daily News)

The excavations this year took place in the northern city block of the city of Kerkenes Demirçağı. This block is only one out of the 757 remaining blocks in the city. A mixed group of 30 students and researchers from various cities and universities participated in the excavation. Buildings and open spaces in the north of the city were revealed.

The scraping of a columned building has been concluded, along with the multiple structures and plains surrounding it, such as various clusters of buildings, frameworks and alleys in the area. Among the significant finds are also multiple remains and objects belonging to the Iron Age (dated 700-600 BC) as well as rock paved streets and avenues.

(after Hurriyet Daily News)

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