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Sunday, March 27, 2005

Excavation of Ancient Pedasa

A team of Turkish and German archaeologists will soon be making preparations to excavate the large and important 3,000 year-old ancient city of Pedasa, a significant but largely unexplored cultural landmark in Turkey. Plans are to eventually restore much of the city and open it up to tourists. Thus far, archaeologists have uncovered artifacts from hundreds of royal Tholos tombs, including the Temple to Athena and a castle. The project, in contrast to previous investigations, will employ significantly more resources that Turkish scientists and authorities hope to eventually translate into one of the most important archaeological attractions of the Mediterranean area.

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