Karkemish (Turquie): Archaeologists dig at ancient site on the Turkish-Syrian border


About one-third of the 90-hectare (222-acre) archaeological site lies inside Syria and is therefore off-limits; construction and farming in Jarablous have encroached on what was the outer edge of the ancient city. Most discoveries have been made on the Turkish side.

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Among the artifacts uncovered at the site is this Roman statue which now at the entrance of a museum 

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Despite the danger posed by the ISIS fanatics just a few metres away, archaeologists continued their work

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Among the artifacts recovered from the site is this bath and a pair of ancient jugs 

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Intriguingly, the artifacts recovered represent a number of different civilisations who all spent time in the area

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