Archaeological remains known as 'Temenye Höyük' were unearthed during the works carried out within the Marmaray project at Pendik train station.
Archaeological remains known as 'Temenye Höyük' were unearthed during the works carried out within the Marmaray project at Pendik train station. Marmaray works were interrupted due to the mound, which was reported to belong to 6 thousand 400 BC.
The improvement of the train tracks that continue in Pendik within the scope of the Marmaray Project was stopped with the emergence of Temenye Mound. This time, Istanbul Archeology Museums continue to work to save the mound that emerged during the railway construction in 1908. Bone, stone and terracotta artifacts belonging to the Neolithic period have been found so far. A 'water expense', which was estimated to belong to the Byzantine period, was also found on the mound, which is said to belong to 6 400 BC. It was stated that the mound is the oldest settlement on the Anatolian side.
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Attempts to rescue the Pendik Temenye Mound were also made in 1961, 1981 and 1992. However, after the new buildings were built, the mound was underground. Officials stated that the work on the Pendik - Gebze Line, which continues in an area of 200 meters, continues under SGK Hospital.
Istanbul Archeology Museum officials, the work will be completed in a short time, expressing occasional precipitation reduces the rate of excavation says.