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In Turkey the archaeologists during the excavation in the Central part of the country on the ruins of the ancient city of Amorium found a well-preserved “barn”, which during the Byzantine Empire, was used for storing grain.

About the opening tells the Daily Sabah. It was made in the district of Emirda─č, in the Central province of Afyonkarahisar. To detect it has helped an aerial view of the ruins of the ancient city of Amorium.

Found the object is pre-dated to the IX century ad. It was the Byzantine period. Inside the stone building was 11 large clay vessels. It had large storage containers filled with wheat. The barn was located in the lower part of the city.

“We found the granary, which, in our opinion, belonged to a local “farm”, – said the head of excavations, Professor Salihi Gokalp Demirel University Anadolu. In one place there were 11 vessels, which were covered with lids and sealed with a special solution. We are very pleased, because when we removed the cover, he found that the vessels full of grain.”

the Content was extracted from the jars and carefully packaged, after which the grain was sent to the Istanbul laboratory for examination. Archaeologists have not yet received the results of the analysis, but they suggest that the vessels were stored exactly wheat.

it was Probably domestic supplies, and the grain is not prepared for sale. In the course of excavations the scientists found traces of fire and destruction. They suggest that the building was a fire, perhaps during a military invasion. It collapsed, burying the barn. It has kept the property in good condition.

the City of Amorium was located near the modern village Hisar. Earlier it was discovered by a team of British archaeologists. Here were found traces of seven civilizations: Hittite, Phrygian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman.

Demirel said that during the previous excavations in this ancient city was discovered empty round millstones with traces of wheat. This indicates that the wheat in the Byzantine period played an important role in the diet of local residents.

Excavations have also shown that Amorium was densely populated between the VI and IX centuries of our era. It housed a large Church, Basilica, Byzantine baths and the vineyards. Previously, when excavations were also found Seljuk and Ottoman coins and a clay oven.