Phrygian inscriptions, Doric headers found in Turkey’s Zonguldak province

Inscriptions believed to be the oldest ever found in the Black Sea region and Doric headers used in ancient architecture have been unearthed in the ancient city of Tieion in northern Turkey.

The ancient city is located in the town of Filyos in Zonguldak province, and excavation work is being carried out by a team of 30 archaeologists.

“We have found pieces (with inscriptions) in the Runic alphabet. This is of great importance for us in terms of being the oldest written document found on the shores of Turkey’s Black Sea,” Şahin Yıldırım, head of the excavation team, told Anadolu Agency (AA) on Wednesday.

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