Untouched ancient burial chamber found in Turkey’s Muğla

A burial chamber dating back to 2,400 years ago was recently unearthed at a construction site in the southwestern province of Muğla’s Milas district.
Milas Archaeology Museum officials found 103 artifacts in the burial chamber, untouched and unlooted for millennia, which is thought to have belonged to a wealthy local family.

Milas Museum Director Gülnaz Savran said the burial chamber was unearthed close to the holy road between the city of Mylasa, which was the capital of the Karia region in the ancient era, and the Labraunda religious center.

Savran said a settlement had been existing at the site for 2,600 years and that Milas was formed on this ancient city, which had a number of important structures that are officially under protection.

“We were recently informed that a marble tomb was found at a construction site. When we got there, we saw that the tomb had been removed and some parts of it were damaged. We started excavations in the area and realized there was a new burial chamber. Read more.