1,600-year-old pendants unearthed in archaeological excavations in Turkey’s Assos

Uncategorized Faizah Kamal 30-Dec-2019

Archaeological excavations in Turkey’s Assos, one of the most important port cities of antiquity, have unearthed 1,600-year-old pendants made from bones, shaped in human and animal figures.

The pendants date back to the fourth century B.C., said Nurettin Arslan, professor at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University (ÇOMÜ) Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department of Archaeology and head of Assos excavations, in an interview with the state-run Anadolu Agency.

The ancient city is in Behramkale Village of Çanakkale Province’s Ayvacık District.

“There are two objects used as jewellery among those produced in the bone workshop to the west of the agora, one shaped as an animal and the other as a human. These must be part of jewelleries which people used as necklaces in the ancient period,” Arslan said.