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UPDATED: 08:44, July 21, 2006
Archaeologists unveil ancient Thracian city in northwestern Turkey
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Archaeologists have unveiled part of an ancient Thracian city dating back to 2000 B.C. in Turkey's northwestern of Tekirdag, local media reported on Thursday.

The excavation team of Turkey's Mimar Sinan University's Archaeology Department has been working for six years to unearth the ancient city named Heraion Teichos, which is located near Tekirdag's Karaevli village, according to the reports.

"Looking at the remains we have unearthed from the region so far, we believe this area was a health facility around 2000 B.C. when Thracians inhabited the region," said Professor Nese Atik, head of the excavation team.

"As a result of the excavation, we saw that they (Thracians) were very successful in producing gold and silver accessories, pottery and textiles," Atik added.

According to Atik, some 477 ancient coins and numerous historical remains had been transferred from the site to the Tekirdag Museum.

Source: Xinhua

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