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1,900-year-old brick vault found in Anatolia


A well-preserved brick vault which dates back 1,900 years has been found in the ancient city of Metropolis.

Serdar Aybek, an associate professor at Manisa Celal Bayar University who is heading the excavations, said the structure is one of the best preserved brick vaults in the world. He also said the service corridors were an incredible discovery for the science of archaeology as they are “still standing strong.” Offering information about the current exhumation process, Aybek said archaeologists at the site have excavated a Hellenistic-era theater, a parliament building, a gallery with columns and buildings reflecting the ancient city’s structure such as two public baths, a hall with mosaics, a villa, shops and streets built during the Roman Empire.

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Story: Daily Sabah | Photo: Daily Sabah

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