Chamber tomb of Roman period found in SW Turkey 2006-11-02 16:41:01

    ANKARA, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- A chamber tomb belonging to the Roman period was found in southwestern Turkey in a construction site, Turkish semi-official Anatolia news agency reported on Thursday.

    According to the initial inspections, tear bottles, antique ruins, and bones assumed to have belonged to humans were found in the chamber tomb in Milas town of Mugla province, said the report.

    Milas Museum Curator Erol Ozen was quoted as saying that they completed the determination work in the town and they will start the excavations.

    "According to our first findings, the chamber tomb belongs to the Roman period. The bones decayed because of the high humidity inside the tomb. We will make our final declaration after we complete the rescue excavations," he said.

Editor: Yan Liang
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