Ruins of Temple of Athena found in western Turkey

September 11th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI  

Istanbul, September 11 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has found ruins of the Temple of Athena in the popular resort town of Bodrum in western Turkey.

Profesor Adnan Diler, who leads the archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Pedasa, told Turkish Press, We found the Temple of Athena, one of the most important works of arts in Anatolia, in Konacik hamlet in Bodrum.

The findings we have unearthed so far showed that we finally found ruins of the temple belonged to the civilization of the Leleges around the 6th century B.C., he added.

We found walls of the temple and an inscription. Our excavations will continue to bring the temple into daylight, said Diler.

Athena, was the shrewd companion of heroes and the goddess of heroic endeavour in Greek mythology. (ANI)

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