Ancient church unearthed during construction works

Construction workers in Istanbul, Turkey, unearthed the remains of a 1500-year-old church on the Asian shore of the Bosporus, during infrastructure works by Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration.

Remains of the church (by IHA Photo)

After the workers started to unearth ancient artefacts, archaeologists were called at the site, resulting in the discovery of artefacts as old as the Hagia Sophia basilica. The researchers found walls and rooms of what is thought to be the ancient church. Among the finds is a pillar with unique patterns. The excavations resulted in closing the road at the site where the artefacts were found.

(after Daily Sabah & IHA Photo)

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