The one-kilometer pathway to the area of the castle walls of the ancient city of Mobolla, whose history dates back to the 6th century BC in Muğla, was made from wooden sleepers used in the old railways.
Within the scope of the "Mobolla Ancient City Road Arrangement Project" carried out by Muğla Municipality, wooden sleepers emerging from the railways renovated by the State Railways were used on the road to Mobolla Ancient City and on the observation decks.
Muğla Mayor Osman Gürün, AA correspondent, said the ancient city, surrounded by rock tombs of the Hellenistic and Roman period, an archaeological structure that crowns the region at the top of the old urban texture, he said.
Stating that they have created a cultural path to unify the archaeological site with urban sludge, Gürün stated that they completed the cultural path by making a wood-based landscaping without harming the nature.
Noting that the ancient city of Mobolla is the historical and cultural heritage of Muğla, Gürün said, “The ancient city of Mobolla is one of the most important archaeological sites of the country with its historical process dating back to the 6th century BC. Our aim is to bring our visitors to the ancient city of Mobolla through the cultural route by showing the old Muğla houses with narrow streets and white walls with all examples of the urban site starting from the historical grain market and Arasta. Thus, we will complete the urban site and the archaeological site, ”he said.
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Muğla University Archeology Department Head Prof. Dr. Adnan Diler explained that the surveys in the ancient city of Mobolla took about 5 years.
Mentioning that during this period, Mobolla has been working to make it an organized, easily accessible and accessible site where visitors can get information.
“The work here was completed as a route where visitors can follow most of the walls and ruins in general, starting from the urban site, passing through the necropolis area of the city. While this arrangement was made, the old railway sleepers previously used in the Pedesa Ancient City were placed on the slopes of the land ”.
Diler, 2 600 years before the ancient city, the excavations were not done before, Mugla Museum and the University of Mugla Department of Archeology where they applied to make an excavation work, he said.
Stating that the walls in the ancient city were the oldest relic they could show for the settlement history, Diler said:
“In an inscription found on Kalymnos Island, the name 'Mogla' is mentioned. Mobolla is mentioned in an inscription near Muğla. From these inscriptions, we understand that the name Muğla has come from the past to the present. The pottery and pots we found in the surveys show that the settlement here has come uninterruptedly from the archaic age to the Turkish period. However, since no excavations were carried out here, we couldn't show them. "
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Muğla Municipality Art Historian Esin Gençtürk Gümüş stated that in the landscaping of the ancient city of Mobolla, they built an area of one kilometer, which is difficult to access, using materials compatible with nature.
Emphasizing that the wooden sleepers used in the railways were replaced with concrete sleepers, the wood was sold in kilograms in a tender procedure, Gümüş explained that they used them as steps and observation terraces in the ancient city by supplying about 250 wooden sleepers to be used in the cultural path because it is compatible with nature.
In the context of the project, Gümüş said that the 2 had a viewing terrace in place and that they repaired the ancient retaining walls without interfering too much, and in the summer, the animals had placed water containers in the woods so that they were not dehydrated.