The creepy invention 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.

8 thousand-year footprints, which come to light in Marmaray works, moved from Yenikapı to Archeology Museum in special metal cases. The tracks will be put together as a puzzle

In Istanbul, approximately 8 thousand-year-old footprints of the Neolithic Age, which were uncovered during the 8 years in the Marmaray and Istanbul subways, were moved one by one with metal cases. The 2 footprint, which is kept in a special area in Istanbul Archeology Museum, is dried with moisture by taking special medications.

Thanks to the Carbon 14 test, it was found that the footprints belonged to the Neolithic Age and 8 was thousand years old. The 390 footprint was found in the first place. Each footprint was measured, photographed, drawings were made. After the anthropological study on the footprints, the moving process started. The soil with the footprints was hardened with various chemicals and silicone was poured on it. The team working in the field, the new footprints also reached this time. Metal cases were prepared in order to carry the footprints for conservation. It was expected that the night temperature of 2 would be over 10 for 10 near the thousandth of summer. In this period, all the footprints were moved from Yenikapı to Istanbul Archeology Museum in Fatih by metal cases. Specialists in the Archaeological Museum also began to work on the conservation of 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

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