Who could have guessed that the MARMARAY project, which aims to unite the two sides of Istanbul, will change the pages of world history?
That the largest known harbor of the ancient world will be found in this way, that the world's oldest 'collective' footprints will emerge in the studies carried out for this project.
It will house the richest Neolithic Age (Polished Stone Age) finds in human history.
The dream of the Marmaray project dates back to 1902. It is a transportation project that connects Asia and Europe from the bottom of the sea with a tube crossing under the Bosphorus, creating an alternative transportation route to Istanbul with more than 30 stations on land.
The dream of such a transportation project is 20. century, but in the 2004 concrete steps were taken. An 76 kilometer was drawn. The 13 is under the sea.
But of course, Istanbul, which is the favorite of the world with its thousands of years of history and cultural accumulation, was not empty.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a statement yesterday, "pottery" as expressed by the archaeological findings of the ground under the 12 meter had the chance to face.
Erdogan said, belli The story of a simple pottery made us lose 4 a year, vur but he was obviously not at the moment as important as the turning point in time.
According to the information given closely to the excavations of some excavation areas, the work was done "closed" enough to be seen.
While this situation is considered normal by some scientists, others speak of ır the pressure of the government Bu.
Because the Prime Minister two years ago, the çö reaction ön to the archaeological finds: “No continual archaeological thing, no pottery appeared, this output did not put obstacles in front of us with this output. Başbakan
The settlement history of Istanbul is being rewritten
It is not known why Erdoğan brought bek pottery ılar to the agenda at a time when Yenikapı excavations were expected to be resumed due to the renewal of the protocol.
The excavations carried out by the Ministry of Culture for nearly 10 years and discovered in the 60 thousand square meters area once again confirm the transition date of Istanbul to the settled life.
The world's largest fleet of ships is unearthed, and the unique clues of life before 8500 are reached.
Istanbul President of the Archaeologists Association and lecturer in Istanbul University Department of Prehistory Assoc. Dr. Necmi Karul explains the new information we have obtained from the findings: “The Yenikapı excavations have once again confirmed strongly that the settled life in Istanbul dates back 8500 years ago. During the excavations in Fikirtepe in the 50s and Pendik in the 80s, we knew that the settlement was so old, but Yenikapı once again showed us this. "
The ship fleet consisting of the 36 ship, which is located in Yenikapı excavation, is perhaps the first in the world literature. Both the number of finds and the fact that the textures remain intact is seen as a great chance.
It is important in terms of providing information about the size and history of the Yenikapı port which continues to be used for centuries. Scientists and archaeologists, Theodosius Port of Constantinople, 4 with this ancient city 7. century is the largest commercial transportation center in the beginning of the century.
Karul says, ”Thanks to these ships, we have the chance to know the place of Istanbul in the world trade system and the objects being traded Kar.
European history passes through here
In addition, it is reported that the 13th century church ruins from the Byzantine Period were removed by cutting the walls to be rebuilt at the end of the project.
Karul states that the Neolithic Age was a determinant of lifestyles in the period up to the industrial revolution, and therefore emphasizes that the finds from this period are important for understanding history.
He says that it will help understanding the cultural transmission from Anatolia in terms of European history.
In addition, according to the information on the website of the Istanbul Archeology Museum, 35 thousand artifacts starting from the Neolithic Age and reaching the present day and shedding light on the history of the city were documented in the Yenikapı excavations.
Animal remains at the museum
It is said that the remains of animals that emerged in the coves in Yenikapı will be exhibited in a museum.
The food remains from the Neolithic Age are unique in that they reveal what the people of the period ate or which food items were traded.
Exciting the world's leading scientists and offering a wealth of information, these excavations do not yet know how much our history knowledge will change. But even a small part of these studies mentioned above shows how important the findings are.
He taught us about the years that Istanbul's stone was not gold, but it is certain that he kept hidden the great treasures in the depths of his land.