A chilling meet at Marmaray

The Marmaray excavations carried out under the supervision of the Istanbul Archeology Museum last year found footprints of the sea floor under the 8.2 meter.

The 8-year-old footprints that came to light during the Marmaray works were moved from Yenikapı to the Archeology Museum in special metal cases. Traces will be put together and displayed like a puzzle

The 8-year-old footprints of the Neolithic age, unearthed during the archaeological excavations that have been going on for 8 years within the scope of Marmaray and Istanbul metro, were moved one by one with metal cases. Nearly 2 thousand footprints, which are kept in a special area in the Istanbul Archeology Museum, are dried by taking moisture with special medicines.

Thanks to the carbon 14 test, it was determined that the footprints belong to the neolithic era and 8 thousand years old. In the first place, 390 footprints were found. Each footprint was measured, photographed and drawn. After the anthropological study on the footprints, the moving process began. The soil with the footprints was hardened with various chemicals and silicone was poured on it. The team working on the field also reached new footprints. Metal cases were prepared to carry the footprints for conservation. The summer season, where the night temperature would be 2 degrees above 10 days, was expected to carry around 10 thousand footprints. During this period, all footprints were moved from Yenikapı to Istanbul Archeology Museum in Fatih with metal cases. Experts at the Archeology Museum also started conservation work on their footprints.


8 thousand years ago the people left walking on the mud traces dried up over time and have become mold. As a result of the overflowing of the stream bed in the region, the dried footprints were covered with yellow sea sand. The main reason for the footprints to be reached up to this day is the filling of sand in different contents into that mold. When the sand is full, there are two different materials. Stream sand is gravelly, other sand is clay. So they don't stick together. In this way, the traces are retained.

Source : I www.haberxnumx.co

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