The continuation of Yenikapı port was found

The continuation of the Yenikapı port was found: The continuation of the port of Theodosius was unearthed in the ongoing connection road works at Yenikapı Square within the scope of the Eurasia Tunnel (Istanbul Strait Road Tube Crossing Project). Archaeological excavations under the supervision of Istanbul Archaeological Museums 19. century under the architectural findings of the sunken and neolithic period is likely to come.

The archaeological excavations started in 2004 under the direction of Istanbul Archaeological Museums Directorate in Yenikapı for Marmaray and metro stations. 36 shipwrecks and thousands of cultural assets were unearthed from the harbor excavations, and the historical 8500 of Istanbul, with its neolithic period finds, had been extended to an annual period. However, only a part of the port was unearthed during the excavations of metro and Marmaray station.


Within the scope of the Eurasia Tunnel Project, archaeological architectural remains were found during the excavations carried out just below the highway connecting Aksaray to the coast in front of the former Gar Gazinosu. During the excavations carried out under the supervision of the Istanbul Archaeological Museums, 18 and 19. The foundations of the Ottoman architectural structures were extracted. These structures are thought to have been built upon the filling of Theodosius Harbor. Similar architectural structures were found in the previous Yenikapı excavations, first the wrecks and then the neolithic finds.


Museum officials here also removed the architectural findings from the bottom of the port fill with the shipwreck can come, minus the 7 meter down and the possibility of the occurrence of neolithic finds. At the very end of the excavation area a remarkable find was found. The 'L' shaped architectural building wall of about 5 meters is claimed to be a breakwater belonging to Theodosius Port.

Museum officials probably dug the area of ​​the harbor mouth, that is, they predicted that the place where the ships entry, 'L' shaped the first thing they thought that the mole, but in the Ottoman period, the coastal structures were thought to protect the waves of thought they were made. It looks like a breakwater debate. During the removal of the remains, the idea that the structure, which is claimed to be a breakwater, must be numbered and carefully moved. Fearing that the process prolonged the contractor firm with the construction of the remnants of the road to be removed and the way to the end of the comments are reported.


The Eurasia Tunnel Project (Istanbul Strait Road Tube Crossing Project) will connect the Asian and European sides with a road tunnel passing under the sea floor. The Eurasia Tunnel, which will provide service in the Kazlıçeşme-Göztepe line, where there is a heavy traffic in Istanbul, covers a total of 14.6 kilometers. There are many connection roads on this route. For the vehicles coming from Aksaray direction, the Yenikapı junction is being reorganized.

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