Find is the “second most important archaeological discovery since the tomb of Tutankhamun” nearly a century ago.
Bathonea, on the shores of a lagoon in Istanbul, was once a bustling port city, home to Hittites, Mycenaeans, Alasians, Byzantians, Vikings and the Ottomans. TRT World talks to Kocaeli University’s Sengul Aydingun, the head of the excavation team.
The ancient site revealed luxury homes, mosaics and items of furniture that date back to the 1st century AD.
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