History Gushes Under the Rails in Haydarpaşa

under the rails
under the rails

Kadıköy During the excavations that started with the finds found during the construction of the suburban line in Haydarpaşa, works belonging to 4 different periods were found from the 4th century to the Republican period. It is stated that the city stretches to the separation fountain stop 500 meters behind.

Archaeological artifacts from the area behind the Haydarpaşa Train Station, one of the most important monumental buildings of Istanbul, continue to surprise the experts. One of the first findings of the new suburban line, 10 was removed from the soil after a month.

MilliyetAccording to the report of Gökhan Karakaş from; While the train tracks coming to Haydarpaşa Station were renewed for Marmaray and its suburban line, engineers encountered archaeological finds in July 2018. Archaeological artifacts that started to be found in Haydarpaşa Urban and Historical SIT Area were handed over to the Istanbul Archeology Museums Directorate with the decisions of the Cultural and Natural Heritage Preservation Board, and expert archaeologists and art historians were appointed. KadıköyExpanding their work on 300 decares of land, experts identified numerous archaeological remains under the rails and on both sides of the historic station. Archaeologists determined that the artifacts found under the ground belong to four different periods as in Istanbul.

The ruins of the late Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Republican periods are all over Haydarpaşa, while the oldest archaeological artifacts found in the area are 4. century. From the Roman Empire until the death of the Emperor Heraclius in 284, from the Roman Empire until the death of the Emperor Diocletian, the traces of the 641 year-old history have been found in Haydarpaşa.

Examining pots and coins found by archaeologists

Istanbul and Haydarpaşa districts, which have continued to be one of the most important harbor properties between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, have been the hauntings of commercial ships since 1872 where the first station was built. In each excavation, a little more building walls, baths, residential rooms, water channels, roads and even streets were unearthed. Pottery pieces and coins found by archaeologists have been the subject of many experts from ancient historians to the art historians of the Republican era.

History of the region may be retracted further

It is estimated that the port city, which was very clear when the four platforms reached the historic station, stretched to about 500 meters behind the Ayrılık Çeşmesi stop. The Separation Fountain, which is the Marmaray transfer station with the suburban line, was the last camp site of the Ottoman Empire's army. After the three-day camp of the army again, it was found that there was a structure that could be a religious structure in the Ayrılık Fountain. The grave area around the mosque, which is very close to the Haydarpaşa port city, may retrace the history of the region.

Gökhan Karakaş - Milliyet

Günceleme: 10/05/2019 12:52

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  1. They demolish the Haydarpasa Station and call it an "archaeological excavation" in the pro-media. May God give you a thousand troubles!