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Byzantine mansion and Roman villa unearthed in Turkey

Archaeologists working in the ancient Pisidian city of Antioch has unearthed a mansion from the Byzantine era and a Roman villa.

Archaeologists underline that the wall paintings discovered in both structures were of high quality, only comparable to the quality of the paintings found in Rome and Pompeii. The excavation is being conducted by Süleyman Demirel University’s Department of Archeology in Pisidian Antioch, an ancient city in Yalvaç, and is almost complete. Assistant Professor Mehmet Özhanl? from the university’s Department of Archeology, who is supervising the dig, said in a statement to the Anatolian news agency that they had discovered the mansion of a Byzantine pontiff and a villa from the Roman period in a hill known as Vicus Aedilicus.

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Story: Today’s Zaman | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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