2,200-year-old sarcophagus found belonging to a Princess

Published on July 13th, 2009 | by Admin

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Archaeologists in Turkey have unearthed a 2,200-year-old sarcophagus belonging to a princess in the ancient city of Parion.

Golden earrings, rings and crown pieces have been found in the sarcophagus, which is believed to have belonged to a princess. An archeological team headed by Prof. Cevat Ba?aran unearthed the sarcophagus three days ago during excavations conducted in the village of Kemer near Biga, northeast of Çanakkale.

“We have discovered an important finding at the necropolis, which is the cemetery of the ancient city,” Ba?aran said. “This grave is most likely 2,200 years old. The golden jewelry shows this is the grave of a rich woman. We may call her the ’Princess of Parion.’”

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