Kadıköy Mayor Aykurt Nuhoğlu visited the archaeological site discovered during the ongoing restoration work around Haydarpaşa Station.
Three different points, including the platforms at Haydarpaşa Station, have been excavated for about 2 months. The remains of an ancient harbor city belonging to the Late Roman, Byzantine period were discovered in the excavation site where approximately 20 archaeologist works under the supervision of the Archaeological Museum.
In the area where the rails leading to Haydarpaşa platforms were found, the traces of the ruins of the Late Roman Early Byzantine Period and the remains, roads and water canals of various structures were found.
At the second excavation point where the Ayrılık Çeşmesi stop is located, the foundations of an apse-like building, which indicates that it may be a religious building, were discovered. The third of the excavation points is in front of the Protokol Mosque. Üsküdar and KadıköyHaydarpaşa Bridge on Tıbbiye Street, which connects the city, was demolished within the scope of the Marmaray project, and historical ruins appeared at the points where the bridge legs are located.
On the other hand, it is thought that it may be a necropolis based on the remains of graves and human bones in the region close to the Protokol Mosque. On the other hand, small finds such as pottery, oil lamps and coins from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods found in the excavation area are examined and important clues about the history of the region are collected.
HAYDARPAŞA SHOULD BE USED AS A PUBLIC SPACE
Kadıköy Mayor Aykurt Nuhoğlu and his team visited the area where the archaeological excavation continues. Receiving information about the ongoing excavations, Nuhoğlu said, “With these excavations, it turns out that Haydarpaşa Station is a city in the train field. KadıköyAn important development for the history of. Here it is said that a population lives and, according to estimates, may be a trade center associated with the sea. It was told that a lost harbor could also be in this region. The history of this place will be revealed as a result of excavations. ” Emphasizing the public nature of Haydarpaşa throughout history, Nuhoğlu said, “The vast land where Haydarpaşa is located has been used publicly for thousands of years. The same use must continue. Anything other than this is unacceptable. This city and this country also need it. ”
Source : www.sozcu.com.tr