A fisherman in Erenköy, Turkey, who tried to open a found Gallipoli battle cannonball with a saw to obtain powder, was killed. Police investigating his house have found additional archaeological artefacts.
Following the blast which killed the 73-year-old, the local gendarmerie completed an investigation and seized numerous objects considered artefacts in his house. They include binoculars, various types of binocular cases, cartridge bullets, a yatagan sword, a double-barreled rifle, a compass, a compass case, 54 historic coins, 17 metal objects, one cross, silver, bronze and copper coins and 112 pieces of post-Ottoman and Roman era artefacts. The seized artefacts were delivered to the Çanakkale Military Museum Command and Archeology Museum in the town.
(after Hurriyet Daily News)