4th-century church unearthed in Turkey's ancient city of Tyana

Source: Daily Sabah

August 13, 2020


Archaeologists are hard at work on the excavations in the ancient city of Tyana, located in the Kemerhisar district of Turkey’s central Niğde province. During recent work at the site, an octagonal church and rare coins thought to date back to the fourth century were unearthed.

Associate professor Osman Doğanay, the head of the excavation committee and a lecturer at Aksaray University's Department of Archaeology, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the excavation work at the ancient city of Tyana was started by an Italian team in 2001. At the Turkish Presidency's decision, excavations have continued this year, alternately carried out by smaller teams working with certain restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Doğanay said.

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