Mycenean artifacts found in Bodrum
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New artifacts have been found during excavations in Bodrumâs Ortakent and GÃ¼mÃ¼ÅlÃ¼k neighborhoods. The artifacts will shed light on the history of Bodrum Peninsula, according to officials. The Bodrum Underwater Archaeology Museum Director Emel Ãzkan said that they had discovered 49 artifacts from the Mycenean era. âThe number of Mycenean artifacts increased to 248 with these ones. This made our museum the richest one in terms of Mycenean artifacts among the Turkish museums,â she said. Ãzkan said that the artifacts, which date back to 3,500 years ago, were very important for Anatolian history, adding, âThe amphora and gifts found in this excavation show us that the necropolis area dates back to early bronze age. It was one the early era settlements in the western Anatolian.â Ãzkan said skeletons found in the excavations were being examined by anthropologists and the artifacts would be displayed. November/10/2014 AA HÃ¼rriyet Daily News