Unveiled ancient Perinthos theatre in northwest Turkey

Archaeologists will begin new excavations to reveal the theater area of ​​the ancient city of Perinthos, located in the Marmara Eraglesi region in the northwest of the country. Tekirdag Governorate.

Excavations in the ancient city, dating back to 600 BC, will be launched by Professor Zeynep Kuchel Erdem on behalf of the Archaeology Department of Mimar Sinan University. Several experts will work alongside archaeologists at the excavation site.

The excavations are scheduled to last 12 months. Ahmet Hacioglu, director of culture and tourism for the province, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the ancient city basilica was discovered during previous excavations in the ancient city.

Noting that important works will be carried out in the area this year, Hajioglu said, “Our biggest goal in these excavations in the old city is to uncover the largest theater area in the world. Thrace. In addition to, History The excavations that will be carried out on the Acropolis in Pirientus will be revived.”

Unveiled ancient Perinthos theatre

A general view from the theater district in the ancient city of Perinthos, Tekirdag, northwest Turkey, August 1, 2021 (AA Photo)

Explaining that the excavation work is like digging a well with a needle, Hacioglu said, “It requires a lot of patience. I think that this theater will emerge as the largest theater center in Thrace. Kiirdag (currently) has no historical or cultural path. In tourism. The excavations that will take place in the city of Berentos ancient and later in the ancient city of Heraion Techos will make Tekirdag a very important historical and cultural destination.”

Professor Erdem stated that it is accepted in the scientific literature that Perinthos was founded by colonists from Samos around 600 BC.

Erdem indicated that the excavation work in the Old City will start very soon, “This year, we will start working with a limited number of teams taking into account the conditions of the epidemic. We plan to work with more teams in different areas of the Old City in the coming years.”

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