A house has been unearthed in the ancient city of Lagina near Yatagan town of the southwestern Turkish province of Mugla.
Professor Ahmet Tirpan, who heads the archaeological excavations in the ancient city, told reporters, "we found a house dated about 1,200 years. According to the inscriptions on the walls, the house belonged to a high priest named Menestes."
Tirpan said that 40 students, 13 workers and 7 technicians participated in this year's excavations, adding, "this year, 4 German architects will join us. We are carrying out excavations around the temple. There are about 20 stores near the temple and we are unearthing them one by one."
The ancient city dating from the Carian period is famous for its Hekate Sanctuary. The friezes of the Hekate Sanctuary are currently on displayed at the Istanbul Archaeology Museum. Four different themes are depicted in these friezes.
These are scenes from the life of Zeus, a battle between gods and giants, a gathering of Carian gods and a battle of Amazons. Lagina was the foremost religious center of its time under the reign of Seleucid kings.
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