Historical sites mapped along Turkish tunnel construction

Published on April 20th, 2011 | by Admin


Ground-penetrating radar has been used to mark and map historical sites located along a proposed tunnel route in Turkey.

As part of the ?stanbul Strait Highway Transit Project, Turkey’s ATA? Company has prepared a special plan to ensure the preservation of historical artifacts on the European side from the Cankurtaran shoreline to Haydarpa?a. So as not to share the same fate as the Marmaray Project, which has see a delay of three-and-a-half years, experts have produced a detailed archeological and historical analysis of the line.

Ground-penetrating radar was used to scan the tunnel route to ensure that no historical remnants remained. Geophysical surveys for archaeological mapping, especially in underpasses where excavation will be conducted and in areas containing cut-and-cover structures, were conducted in order to gain further information about likely archeological finds.

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