mercredi 23 novembre 2016

Research uncovers Lycian roads in Antalya monument

Under the light of the pillar of the Monument of the Roads, which is considered one of the world’s oldest road maps, showing roads built by the Roman Emperor Claudius in Lycia, 21 out of 63 roads have been so far been uncovered by archeologists. 

Akdeniz University Department of Ancient Languages and Cultures Professor Eda Akyürek Şahin said she and a team of academics were working on the research on the Roman roads in Lycia and Pamphylia. 

Şahin said they took over the research after the death of her husband Professor Sencer Şahin in 2014. Work was first initiated in 2004 within the scope of the Stadiasmus Patarensis in Patara, also known as the Stadiasmus Provinciae Lyciae and the Miliarium Lyciae. 

The Akdeniz University Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit, Koç University, the Suna and İnan Kıraç Mediterranean Civilizations Research Center and Patara excavations head Professor Havva İşkan Işık also contribute to the research, she said.

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