13 MAI 2016 NEWS: Ordu - Lexington -
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TURQUIE – Ordu - Excavations are set to resume at Ordu’s 2,300-year-old Kurul Castle, the first scientific excavation field in the eastern Black Sea region, as the site will be transformed into a new tourism center which will “change Ordu’s history.” An ancient settlement and a first degree archaeological site, Kurul Castle is located on a sharp rock in the Bayadı neighborhood, 13 kilometers away from the city center. Excavations at the castle were first started in 2010 and continued until 2015. The castle’s 250-300 stairs were unearthed during this time, as well as a number of earthenware roof tiles and ceramic pieces. Examinations of the findings showed that a settlement had existed in the castle between the 1st and 2nd centuries B.C. Prof. Süleyman Şenyurt, the head of the archaeology department at Gazi University,said many historical artifacts have been unearthed in the castle since 2010, and continued: “We have found important artifacts such as an entrance door, ceramics, coins, arrowheads and god and goddess busts used in religious and cultural fields. Besides these, we have also found hundreds of burned wood pieces, nails, metal weapons and knives, dagger heads, axes, anchors, cutters and weaving looms. We will get more of them as excavations continue.” Stating that some 70 percent of the castle was unearthed during the six-year excavations, Şenyurt said the Kurul Castle would be the new tourism spot in the region.
USA – Lexington - A Civil War cannonball was discovered in the Lower Saluda River.,It's about the size of a tennis ball. Those at the South Carolina State Museum say even though finding cannonballs in South Carolina is rare, they believe the 2015 October flood is the reason for the discovery.