Monday, December 12, 2016

Ancient Christian Pilgrimage Site Comes to Light in Northern Turkey

The Daily Sabah recently reported that the birthplace of Saint Alypuis the Stylite, Hadrianopolis in northern Turkey is currently undergoing excavation works to reveal the site dating back to the 1st century B.C. This location was an important site of pilgrimage for early Christians until the city lost its relevance in 8th century A.D. 

"This city is the birthplace of Saint Alypius the Stylite, one of the most important personalities of the ancient ages. Because of this, it was used as a pilgrimage site," Prof. Dr. Vedat Keles, head of Underwater Archeology department of Ondokuz Mayis University stated. 

                   Mosaics found during excavations at the ancient city of Hadrianopolis in northern Turkey. (AA Photo)             

Once the excavation has been completed, the site will be open to the public. Read more about the excavation HERE

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