Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ancient luxury residence of rich family found in İzmir

A luxury residence dating back about 2,000 years to the Roman era has been discovered in the Aegean province of İzmir. Located in the ancient city of Smyrna, the 400-square-meter residence has many rooms, including a bathroom and kitchen.

“The presence of numerous rooms, a bathroom and kitchen show us that a rich family must have lived here together with slaves. We see many details of their lifestyle from the remains found during excavations,” said archaeologist Akın Ersoy, who leads the excavation works.

The finding was made in the framework of excavations in the ancient city of Smyrna made by Dokuz Eylül University in cooperation with Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Ministry. It is the first time that a residence has been found in the central part of the city since excavation started three years ago, said Ersoy.

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