Marmaray excavations shed light on historical secrets dating back 1000 years: Thousand-year-old skeletons unearthed from Marmaray excavations were examined: There is no shortage of food. But the life span is 20-30 years.
Bones and skulls dating back to a thousand years ago, from the excavations carried out for Marmaray, connecting two continents, were examined. Mehmet Görgülü, Head of the Biological Material Investigation Commission of the Historic Peninsula Application and Research Center, explained the findings of the people living in that period regarding their physical structures, diet and social life: Women are around 1.58-1.59 meters, men are around 1.60-1.68 meters. We reached the information that there were many child deaths at that time. There were many child skeletons. While the average life expectancy of children was around 13 years old, the life span of adults was around 30-35 years old. We have reached the information that the people in the port community, which we call the Yenikapı community, are not in trouble in terms of nutrition. We found a very serious regularity in the 20s of these people.
According to DNA samples obtained from bones, the ancestry of people who lived in Yenikapı a thousand years ago is based on Asia Minor and Mesopotamia.
The construction of Marmaray, which unites the European and Asian continents of Istanbul, started in 2004. The 14 km section between Ayrılıkçeşme and Kazlıçeşme was opened on 29 October 2013. During the excavations, 36 ships, harbors, walls, tunnels, king tombs and footprints dating back 8 years were found. The ruins found in the excavations will be exhibited in the Yenikapı Arkeopark Area.
Günceleme: 29/11/2018 18:03