2200-year-old burial Paphlogonian chamber found

Archaeologists discovered a 2200-year-old ancient burial chamber from the Paphlagonian Era in Turkey’s northern Kastamonu province – first of a kind in the area.

Paphlogonian burial chamber (by AA photo via Daily Sabah)
Paphlogonian burial chamber (by AA photo via Daily Sabah)

Archaeologists unearthed a burial chamber measuring 22-meters in diameter and 5 meters in height, which has various tomb stones, all of which are separately numbered. Separate stones of the structure weigh as much as between 800 kilograms to 8.5 tons.

Paphlogonian burial chamber (by AA photo via Daily Sabah)
Paphlogonian burial chamber (by AA photo via Daily Sabah)

This is the first Paphlagonian-era tomb found in the area. It is believed that it belonged to an aristocrat from the 2nd century BC. The burial chamber resembles tumuli used by Romans in Italy. The burial chamber is said to have been damaged during illegal excavations carried out by treasure hunters.

Paphlogonian burial chamber (by AA photo via Daily Sabah)
Paphlogonian burial chamber (by AA photo via Daily Sabah)

Paphlogonia is considered to be one of the most ancient civilizations to have existed in Anatolia. Paphlogonians  cooperated with Trojans during the Trojan War around 1200 BC.

(after Daily Sabah & AA photo)

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