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Historic Remains Discovered In Istanbul

Posted: Jan. 28th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Neolithic remains
Press TV

During the construction of the new Marmaray railway in Istanbul, historic artifacts were discovered. Most of the bones discovered where found in fetal positions. Either that’s how they were laid to rest or they were all wiped out and buried by some sort of dense substance. Large quantities of mussels were also found in the region, implying that they regularly consumed the shelled treat.

The relics were uncovered during the construction process of a project in Istanbul’s Marmaray railway. 
The findings include ancient houses, skeletons, cemeteries and various tools such as spoons, needles and axes that indicate a history of 8,500-year-old settlement at the area. 
Most of the found skeletons were buried in a fetal position, where the arms are embracing the lower limbs. 
As thousands of mussel shells were discovered in the area, the experts suggest that the residents of the ancient village must have consumed large amounts of mussels. 


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