Roman era tomb unearthed in southern Turkey

A tomb estimated to date back to the Roman period, which was unearthed during digs in the southern province of Antalya, has been taken under protection. The Cultural Heritage Preservation Regional Board will make a decision about the removal and display of the tomb.

Roman era tomb unearthed in southern Turkey
The tomb is estimated to date back to the second and third centuries [Credit: DHA]
The tomb, which was found in the Hurma neighborhood of the city, was covered with nylon and its surrounding was taken under protection. Also, the Provincial Cultural Directorate charged someone with protecting the tomb.

The tomb is estimated to date back to the second and third centuries and it is likely to go on display in the Antalya Museum, pending the decision by the authorities. According to the Provincial Cultural Directorate, the tomb is 22 meters long, 11 meters wide and 72 meters deep. It was made up of a single limestone and has different reliefs on its right and left sides. 

Source: Hurriyet Daily News [September 18, 2013]

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