Soccer stadium construction destroys Turkish archaeological site

Published on July 24th, 2013 | by Admin



Historical ruins found at the ?nönü Stadium in Istanbul, which is currently set to be rebuilt, have been intentionally and illegally destroyed during demolition of the old stadium.

Archaeologists made reports and took photos of the ruins and museum officials said destroying the archaeological site was illegal and the construction should be suspended immediately.

The report was sent to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and regional Board of Protection of Cultural Assets; a response from the board to stop the construction.

The same board had issued a verdict May 7 that the construction would stop if any historical ruins were found in the area.

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Story: Elif Ince, Radikal | Photo: DHA Photo

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