Road works unearth ancient sarcophagus

Construction workers unearthed an ancient sarcophagus during road works in the Tuzla district of Istanbul, Turkey.

The sarcophagus (by AA Photo)

The artefact was discovered as an excavator’s scoop got stuck during road work on Tersaneler Avenue in Tuzla. After realising that the machine struck an ancient sarcophagus the workers notified the Police, who contacted the heritage authorities. The area was cordoned off for security measures and archaeologists took samples from the sarcophagus for further research.

(after Daily Sabah & AA Photo)

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