In Turkey, archaeologists during excavations in the ancient geopolitical center of Perre discovered a tomb about 1000 years old, in which an unknown man was buried.
The opening is reported by Daily Sabah. It was made during excavations in Perra – this ancient city stood on the territory of the modern south-eastern Turkish province of Adiyaman, in the Erenli district.
The tomb is about 1000 years old and dates back to the Byzantine period. Inside, archaeologists found human remains. Genetic analysis has yet to be carried out, but it has been previously established that it was a man.
The peculiarity of the burial is that the stone sarcophagus was surrounded by a kind of walls made of boulders. Ceramics were found near the grave. According to the director of the Adiyaman Museum, Mehmet Alkan, the burial structure itself turned out to be extremely interesting: it was already unusual that it was surrounded by stones.
In ancient times, the city of Perret had an important religious and geopolitical significance. It was repeatedly mentioned in ancient Roman sources. The Romans especially admired the quality of the local water. By the way, a Roman fountain has been preserved here, from which water still flows.
The city acquired its importance because it was located at the intersection of important trade routes and was used as a place for caravans, travelers and even armies to rest. But it lost this value after the Byzantine period, and it never managed to restore its former glory. The city of Perret is also famous for its numerous tombs carved into the rocks. Now it is the main local attraction.
As for the archaeological finds, the most notable are the large mosaics found in the city. They differ not only in size, but also in unique patterns. Some mosaics were decorated with three-dimensional globes and geometric octagons, which arouse increased interest among researchers.