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Neolithic treasures unearthed in Istanbul excavations

Excavations at the Yenikapı site in Istanbul have uncovered a whole host of artefacts that have thrown a spotlight on archaeology in Turkey.

Istanbul, Turkey.
Istanbul, Turkey. Image by Moyan Brenn / CC BY 2.0

Some of the more prominent discoveries, which date back to the Neolithic Age, include footprints of the first inhabitants of Istanbul as well as their tools, ranging from  from canoe oars to spoons made out of bone. The artefacts are currently being kept at the Istanbul Archaeology Museum but will soon be moved to a permanent residence in Yenikapı. Many of the items discovered are considered to be among the world’s most unique artefacts. Read more: hurriyetdailynews.com