3000 Year Old Tomb Unearthed in Tatlisu

North Cyprus News - Pottery - Geometric PeriodArchaeological excavations carried out in Tatlısu have unearthed an Ancient Greek tomb and artefacts from the Geometric Period.

Archaeologists and staff of the Ministry of Tourism and Environment, have discovered a number of finds dating back to 1050 – 750 BC.

According to the belief system of the time, the dead would be surrounded with burial items. Unearthed at the excavation were: 1 A ritual gravestone, 1 scoop, 2 Amphoriscos, 1 footed bowl, 1 basket jug, 1 pot, 3 plates, 1 metal find, 1 test (pots) 1 scarab, 4 pieces of oinochoe, 1 oil lamp, 5 pieces of amphora and 4 bowls, making a total of 27 artefacts removed from the grave. Director of the Department of Antiquities and Museums Fuat Azimli said in a statement, that they had obtained important findings, and the documentation work had been completed.

Azimli, said that the artefacts would be prepared for exhibition in the new museum, after undergoing conservation work at the laboratory. Surveys of the region are continuing, he added.

Kibris News Agency

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