Construction workers discovered ancient artefacts in Gaybiefendi, Kütahya province, central Turkey. Archaeological investigation revealed 2000-year-old Roman tombs at the sites.
Archaeologists unearthed three tombs, indicating that a Roman necropolis may be located in the vicinity of the site of which the tombs are a part of. Further investigation also revealed that there are skeletons of four or five individuals in each tomb. As the construction works are stopped to allow archaeologists to conduct their investigation, the experts expect to find other finds in the area. The region of Kütahya was named Kotyaion during the Greek times and was later Latinized in Roman times as Cotyaeum.
(after AA Photo, Daily Sabah & Hurriyet Daily News)