24 JUIN 2016 NEWS: Yemişkapanı - Lincoln -
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TURQUIE – Yemişkapanı - Continuing excavations in the field of an Ottoman era structure, the Yemişkapanı Inn in the northwestern province of Edirne, have unearthed a number of skeleton fragments thought to date back to the Roman era. A skull, arm and leg bones found during the excavations were sent to Trakya University for analysis. Their age and gender will be revealed after further examinations. During the work that was initiated by the Edirne Municipality and conducted by the Edirne Museum Directorate to reorganize Selimiye Square, the Edirne Cultural and Natural Heritage Preservation Board asked that the Yemişkapanı Inn, which was known to have existed in the square, be unearthed. The remnants and walls of the inn, which covered an area of 4,000 square meters and served as a wholesale market hall in the Ottoman era, were revealed during the excavations. Earlier digs had revealed the waterway that was used to ensure the distribution of clean water in the city. The inn, which was built to the west of Selimiye Mosque and considered a masterpiece of Turkish-Islamic architecture with an estimated 100 rooms, fell into ruin over time and became covered with earth, subsequently becoming part of Selimiye Square.
ROYAUME UNI – Lincoln - Two buried infants and the partial skeleton of a man came from a previously unknown cemetery near two of Britain’s most important Roman roads, say archaeologists who found the bodies metres from the banks of Lincoln’s River Witham in a shock discovery last week. One of the children, excavated two metres below the ground during work on a new building at the University of Lincoln, had been carefully buried beneath a roof tile near the cremated remains of another individual who was buried with an urn. The cemetery’s position, to the south of the city, would have stood 500 metres from the junction of Ermine Street, which connected London to York along the route of the current A15 during the 1st century, and the Fosse Way, which ran from Lincoln to Exeter. A large slab of stone, wall structures, animal bones and sherds of Roman pottery also surfaced at the grounds off Brayford Wharf East. A military fortress was constructed in the city shortly after the first legions arrived during the mid-1st century, but the site became a self-governing town for retired legionaries, Lindum Colonia, after peace was established in around AD 90.