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Number Of Works Of Art Unearthed In Parion Ancient
Archaeologists unearthed a number of works of [probably Persian] art
including crowns of a prince or a king in the ancient city of Parion (also
known as Parium), near Kemer village in Biga town of city of Canakkale.
Ataturk University Department of Archaeology Chairman Prof. Dr. Cevat
Basaran, who leads the archaeological excavations in the ancient city,
said on Monday that they unearthed four sarcophaguses (a stone coffin
bearing sculpture and inscriptions) in the city.
''We opened two of those sarcophaguses. We found two crowns of a prince
or a king who was believed to have lived some 2 thousand years ago, two
golden coins bearing figure of the sun god and several other pieces of
jewelry. Also, we unearthed 150 pieces of works of art during the
excavations. All these findings reveal the importance of Parion in ancient
times,'' he said.