Numerous skeletons uncovered in ancient city of Parion

Archaeologists conducting excavations at the ancient city of Parion, Çanakkale Province, Turkey, uncovered a chamber tomb containing skeletons of 24 individuals.

Skeletons uncovered in Parion (by Hurriyet Daily News)

Archaeologists believe that the chamber tomb dates back to between the 1st and 3rd centuries AD. The skeletons uncovered in the structure are of 24 individuals, including one child. The tomb was unearthed in 2011 during illegal excavations but was studied during this year’s season of excavations. The researchers have studied six such structures since 2011. It turned out all are similar, but this particular one, although having same architectural features, contained a burial burial of a different type. Archaeologists believe that there was a significant demographic increase in Parion during the period to which this tomb dates. The skulls of 15 skeletons were found on one side of the tomb. Seven were buried in the North-East direction. Along with the remains, a number of artefacts has been found, including three tear bottles, one of which is made of glass, a plate, an amphora, a pitcher, and a strigil, used by ancient people to clean their bodies.

(after Hurriyet Daily News)

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