Late Roman tomb found in Aegean Turkey

By Ali Balli

MUGLA, Turkey (AA) – An ancient Roman sarcophagus has been found in Turkey’s Aegean region, said local officials on Friday.

Officials at the Bodrum Castle’s Museum of Underwater Archeology found the late Roman tomb after a landslide in the town, part of Turkey’s Mugla province, along the sunny Aegean coast.

Experts from the Museums Directorate and the municipality have started working in the area to date the sarcophagus and gather more details.

The sarcophagus ruins were put under the protection of Museums Directorate officials.

The Bodrum Castle, constructed on the site of much earlier ancient fortifications, was built by the Knights of St. John in the 15th century.

The adjacent Museum of Underwater Archaeology features of collection of amphoras, ancient glass, bronze, clay, and iron items, and is said to be the biggest museum of its kind.