Rock Tomb From Köyceğiz Lake Was Brought To Ortaca

2nd, 2011
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Villagers noticed a Roman rock tomb in Köyceğiz Lake, and it was brought to Ortaca Municipality in order to exhibit it.

The rock tomb found in Köyceğiz Lake by the villagers of Tepearası is 95 cm wide,  225 cm long and 75 cm high. It was brought to the Municipality after getting permission from Fethiye Directorate of Museum.

Regarding the rock tomb, Mayor Hasan Karaçelik said “Villagers from Tepearası have found the tomb in Köyceğiz Lake and took it to their village. They did not know what to do with the tomb and we claimed it. We asked for permission from Fethiye Directorate of Museum to take the Roman tomb to our Municipality and to exhibit it for those who are interested. Although the cover is open, the tomb is broken. When he is back to Ortaca, we will contact Prof. Dr. Cengiz Işık, Chairman of Caunos excavations to put the broken parts together. We are also in contact with Fethiye Directorate of Museum. They will inscribe a plaque about the date and period of the tomb and send to our Council, so the visitors will be informed about the tomb.”

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