суббота, 16 марта 2019 г.

Farmer discovers large Byzantine-era pithos in central Turkey

A farmer ploughing his field in Turkey’s central Niğde province discovered a large pithos believed to be dating back to the Byzantine period, reports said Monday.











Farmer discovers large Byzantine-era pithos in central Turkey
Credit: IHA

The unidentified farmer in Niğde’s Altunhisar district came across what he thought was a rock as he was ploughing the field near Kınık neighbourhood.


He got out of his tractor and started digging around the rock and found the pithos.


The farmer immediately informed authorities at Niğde Museum Directorate and the Provincial Cultural and Tourism Directorate regarding the discovery, who sent archaeologists to the farm, reports said.


Experts unearthed the ancient pithos and put it under the protection of the museum.


Source: Daily Sabah [March 12, 2019]



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