Thursday, January 28, 2016
Roman-Byzantine grave unearthed on Istanbul’s İstiklal Avenue
Archaeologists have uncovered a Roman-Byzantine grave underneath Istanbul’s famous İstiklal Avenue, providing evidence of human activity in one of the city’s most important areas at a date earlier than previously thought.
The grave was unearthed during the restoration of the historic Casa Garibaldi building on the avenue when a worker discovered a 1,600- to 1800-year-old skull eight meters under the surface.
Archaeologists from the Istanbul Archeology Museum subsequently arrived and conducted excavations in the area.
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