Ancient Greek sarcophagus opened in North-Western Turkey

A 2500-year-old sarcophagus was uncovered and opened during excavations at the ancient Greek city of Antandrus, located in Turkey’s Balıkesir province.

The contents of the sarcophagus (by AA Photo)

Archaeologists opened the sarcophagus dating back to the 5th century BC. They found bones inside, belonging to a woman and a man, as well as numerous artefacts. It is believed that the remains probably belonged to the people from the same family. The researchers also discovered an ancient bowl imported from Athens, two clay amphorae, and two strigils used by ancient Greeks and Romans to scrape sweat and dirt from the skin.

(after Daily Sabah & AA Photo)

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