During the works carried out within the scope of the Marmaray project at the Pendik railway station, archaeological ruins known as 'Temenye Höyük' came to light again.
During the works carried out within the scope of the Marmaray project at the Pendik railway station, archaeological ruins known as 'Temenye Höyük' came to light again. Marmaray work was interrupted because of the mound that was mentioned to belong to the 6 thousand 400 years before Christ.
As part of the Marmaray Project, the works on the improvement of the train tracks in Pendik were stopped with the emergence of Temenye Höyük. In the 1908, the archaeological museums of the Istanbul Archaeological Museum continue to work in order to save the mound. In the mound, bone, stone and terracotta artifacts belonging to the Neolithic period were found. 6 thousand 400 date before the date of dating to the mound is estimated to belong to the Byzantine period was found a 'water drain'. It was stated that the mound is the oldest settlement on the Anatolian side.
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Attempts to rescue Pendik Temenye Höyük were made during the 1961, 1981 and 1992 years. However, with the construction of new buildings, the mound was underground. Authorities, Pendik - Gebze Line on the 200 meter area continued work under the SSI Hospital, he said.
Istanbul Archeology Museum officials, the work will be completed in a short time, expressing occasional precipitation reduces the rate of excavation says.