9 August 2022 The Future is the Product of the Past

Farmer Found Sarcophagus of Hellenistic Period in his Field

The citizen named E. G. in Akçakoca, Taşkuyucak District of Gölmarmara district of Manisa (Turkey), while plowing his field, thought that the piece of rock attached to the tractor might be a sarcophagus and informed the authorities about the situation. Officials who came to the scene determined that the rock was a 2000-year-old Hellenistic sarcophagus.

According to the news in Sözcü Newspaper; While plowing his field in Gölmarmara district of Manisa, a farmer found a grave under the rock attached to the tractor and informed the authorities about the situation. The teams investigating the field found a skeleton and 2 vessels made of earth and 4 pieces of yellow amorphous objects in a grave belonging to the Hellenistic period.

While plowing his field, he found a 2000-year-old sarcophagus 

Driving the DSI land with a tractor at 17:00 on April 6, in Taşkuyucak District of Manisa’s Gölmarmara district, Akçaova. When the rock piece was attached to the blasting device he uses on his tractor, the citizen informed the gendarmerie command, thinking that the rock piece could be a sarcophagus grave.

sarcophagus from the Hellenistic Period.
Along with the 2000-year-old sarcophagus, which is considered to belong to the Hellenistic period, 1 skeleton, 2 clay vessels, and 4 pieces of yellow amorphous objects were found.

After the gendarmerie was informed of the situation, the situation of the gendarmerie, who assigned 2 personnel to the scene and took the security measures, was reported to the Manisa Museum Directorate.

Clay pots and yellow metal objects were kept by the museum management teams, while the skeletal system was left back to the grave after the excavation was completed. The area was restored by completing the necessary controls and ending the excavation process.

Alexander the Great
The period initiated by Alexander the Great is known as the Hellenistic Period.

A Brief Information About the Hellenistic Period

The period that started with the campaigns of Alexander the Great over Anatolia and India is called the Hellenistic period. It is the period in which the Greek influence is heavily stamped on world history. The lands where the Hellenistic Period was born passed under the rule of the Roman Republic under Classical Greek rule. Art, religion, architecture, etc. of this period. Traces of classical Greek culture are seen in the areas.

The Hellenistic Period is sometimes seen as the decline and collapse period of Classical Greek Civilization. Some researchers consider this period as a transition period between Classical Greek Civilization and Roman Civilization. Besides, the beginning of the Hellenistic period is 323 BC, the date of death of Alexander the Great; As end date, it is considered that the Greek Peninsula was occupied by the Roman Republic as 146 BC.

Some historians are the last remaining part of the empire after the death of Alexander the Great. It accepts the date of 31-30 BC, which is the date when the Ptolemaic Dynasty was defeated and destroyed in the Battle of Actium, as the end of the Period.

Banner
Related Post

2500-year-old ship graffiti sheds light on the history of Izmir in western Turkey

9 March 2022

9 March 2022

In the Smyrna Agora, which is one of the largest ancient agora in the city center of the world and...

Remains of a 5-year-old girl found under Real Alcázar in Spain

9 May 2021

9 May 2021

The body of a five-year-old fair-haired girl who lived in the late Middle Ages and was most likely of noble...

Archaeologists unearth human spines threaded onto reed posts in Peru

5 February 2022

5 February 2022

Archaeologists have found almost 192 examples of human vertebrae threaded onto reed posts 500 years ago in the Chincha Valley...

Mysterious Handprints Found in the Ancient Mayan Cave

1 May 2021

1 May 2021

In Mexico, home to ancient civilizations such as the Maya, Aztec, and Inca, archaeologist Sergio Grosjean found dozens of mysterious...

Excavation of Carlisle Roman bathhouse uncovers a connection between the site and a third-century Roman emperor

27 September 2021

27 September 2021

Excavation of a Roman bath at the Carlisle Cricket Club in Stanwix, part of the Uncovering Roman Carlisle project, has...

5500-year-old pentagon structure found in North China

13 November 2021

13 November 2021

Archaeologists discovered the remnants of a pentagonal structure going back 5,500 years in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, north China. According to...

Structures in Turkey’s Panaztepe pointing out a 5,000-year-old settlement found

8 November 2021

8 November 2021

In the 5000-year-old Panaztepe settlement located in the Menemen district of Izmir, structures thought to belong to the oldest period...

Rare African Script Offers Clues to the Evolution of Writing Systems

4 February 2022

4 February 2022

The world’s very first invention of writing took place over 5000 years ago in the Middle East, before it was...

An unknown human group is revealed in a 7,200-year-old skeleton discovered in Indonesia

27 August 2021

27 August 2021

According to a study released this week, archaeologists uncovered the bones of a 7,200-year-old skeleton from a female hunter-gatherer in...

South Ockendon’s Belhus Park Golf Course: A Tudor Garden Discovered

15 July 2021

15 July 2021

Under a golf course, the ruins of Tudor and Jacobean gardens were unearthed. Aerial images of Belhus Park Golf Course...

The place of Puduhepa’s hometown Lawazantiya will be illuminated with Tatarlı Höyük

9 November 2021

9 November 2021

Excavations at Tatarlı Höyük (mound) are trying to reach findings that will enable the determination of the location of Lawazantiya,...

Found Home of the Legendary Viking Woman Who Crossed the Atlantic 500 Years Before Columbus

11 March 2021

11 March 2021

Archaeologists in Iceland recently excavated a farm believed to belong to the legendary Viking woman Gudrid Torbjörnsdottir. She is believed...

A first in 35 years! Child grave with bracelets and gifts found in ancient city of Kelenderis

25 June 2022

25 June 2022

During this year’s excavations in the ancient city of Kelenderis, founded on the Mediterranean coast in the southern province of...

Silk Road archaeological discoveries draw attention despite the pandemic

20 June 2021

20 June 2021

A report prepared by more than 30 global experts believes that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, archaeological discoveries related to the...

1,800-year-old Roman remains discovered in valley of eastern Turkey

21 February 2022

21 February 2022

Roman remains dating back 1800 years have been found in a valley in eastern Turkey. Among the Roman ruins found...

Comments
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.