Photos and video: Excavations started in tharsa ancient roman necropolis, modern turkey

Ancient Mystery

Excavations have started in the Roman period Tharsa Ancient City in Adıyaman, where there are 60 family tombs.

In the rural area of Kuyulu village, excavations started last year in the ancient city of the Roman period, where the family cemetery is located. Museum Director Mehmet Alkan, who examined the ancient city of Tharsa, stated that there were 60 family graves in the area and said, “We found 60 graves in the excavations we carried out here in 2021.

We cleaned our 20 burial chambers. We aim to clean 25 or 30 chamber tombs this year,” he said.

Museum Director Alkan stated that the history of the region dates back to 1800 years, and that the ancient city will be opened to tourism once the works are completed.

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