Belgium museum to display Turkey's ancient city remains

The exhibition is planned to open on October 29, 2011, and it is expected to draw visitors from neighboring countries the Netherlands and Germany.

Belgium museum to display Turkey's ancient city remains

Diggings uncovered from excavations at the ancient city of Sagalassos, one of the largest archaeological sites in the Mediterranean, will be exhibited at Belgium's largest archaeology museum Gallo-Romeins.

Finds will be on display at the museum under the title "Sagalassos: The City in the Clouds", an official with the Turkish Culture & Tourism Ministry said on Wednesday.

The exhibition is planned to open on October 29, 2011, and it is expected to draw visitors from neighboring countries the Netherlands and Germany, said Orhan Duzgun, head of General-Directorate of Cultural Assets and Museums.

Sagalassos, located in southwest Turkey, near the present town of Aglasun in Burdur province; roughly 110 kilometers to the north of the well-known port and holiday resort of Antalya. The ancient site is on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage program.

Last year, colossal portrait statue of Emperor Hadrian, the most sensational find ever made at Sagalassos, was displayed at the British Museum in London. It was the centerpiece of the exhibition "Hadrian: Empire and Conflict".

Found in the southeast corner of the south six-piered hall of frigidarium in the Roman Baths, it made headlines all over the world.


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