Storm washes up Roman artefacts on shore

Recent storms have washed up Roman era artefacts, including columns, on the shores of the Amasra district, Bartın Province, North Turkey.

Artefacts washed up on shore (by Hurriyet Daily News)

Among the finds are pieces of tombs and columns, but also stones with Roman-era figures. The artefacts were discovered by local residents, who informed the Amasra Museum Directorate in the city. Following an examination, museum officials said the pieces might come from the Roman era. The director of the Museum, Baran Aydın, states that the researchers believe the artefacts were dumped in the sea with the debris from a construction site many years ago. At this point the experts do not know how long the artefacts had been in the sea.

(after Hurriyet Daily News)

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