Marmaray Excavations 8.500 Reveals Bones
Many historical artifacts came to light during the excavations of Marmaray and Istanbul Metro in Yenikapı. The artifacts that took place in the underground excavations that took the history of the city to 8 thousand 500 years ago are beginning to be exhibited slowly.
The excavations in the area of 58 thousand square meters were found in many animal bones from the fallow deer to the camel, from the vulture to the vulture. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Istanbul University (IU) examining the bones is now preparing to exhibit a museum. Professor Dr. As a result of the studies conducted under the direction of Vedat Onar, a special museum was established for animal bones. The first time newspaper of Zaman newspaper is located in Avcılar Campus. Vedat Onar, who told that the museum will be opened at the end of May, said that up to now, 60 has examined over one thousand animal bone. The archaeological excavations in Yenikapı for about 9 years are about to be completed. Everything that is removed from the field is analyzed and classified. In addition to the ruins of Theodosius Harbor belonging to the Byzantine period, the finds that led to the 8 thousand 500 years ago were found. 8 bin 500 human footprints, houses and graves of the year before emerged. The animal skeletons found in the excavations are at least as interesting as the historical works. From the turtle domesticated in Yenikapı, to the vultures fed to their feathers, 55 was found to have different species of animals. Camel, cattle, horses, donkeys, mules, cats, dogs, as well as common species such as caretta caretta, elephant, bear, vulture, dolphin, marten, anthrax, such as bone belonging to thousands of animals were found.
Vedat Onar, the head of the team who examined the bones, said that they were preparing to exhibit them in the museum. The excavations revealed that the bones museum under the city came to light and that yüz Yenikapı 3. and 4. century These bones may have come with alluviums of the Lykos (Bayrampaşa) Stream. We are very surprised that such a large bone collection is hidden within the city. Bu 55 says there is no other excavation area where the species can be found, says Onar, olmad It is not always possible to get information about the sea, land and air animals from the same place. X
Most of the horse bones were removed during excavations in the area. He said, tük Horses have been used and consumed in transportation, trade, military. We saw something interesting, especially in sheep, goats and cattle. These animals' brains were removed from the skull at a time with a very meticulous cut. It's increasing the value as a whole. We also found red deer, fallow deer and deer. We found a lot of deer horns. Çok Onar stated that there were bones of unknown species he lived in the excavation in Istanbul. We found cuts in the bones of two elephants. It would probably be cut and fed to other animals. Muhtemelen
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The bear bones removed from the area can be seen very easily on the streets of Istanbul until 20 years ago, and now the source of the bear playing tradition we encountered in the Yeşilçam films is revealed. Onar said, ad We determined that the bones removed from the area lived under their human control. We've seen a lot of prints on his skulls. We've seen cramps and cramps. There were too many bearers in Byzantine. Biz
Onar said, Onar We will start DNA studies in the bones. We will clarify the connection with contemporary races and how they are consumed. Excavations are over; but these reviews will last for many years. ama
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