Two masks dating back to 3 B.C. discovered in Mardin

The masks, dating back to the Roman period, were brought to the area by a group of theater actors who traveled to the province, according to studies commissioned by the Mardin Museum.

Two masks dating back to 3 B.C. discovered in Mardin

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two masks dating back to 3 B.C. have been discovered in the southeastern province of Mardin in an archeological excavation conducted at the Ilısu Dam.

The masks, dating back to the Roman period, were brought to the area by a group of theater actors who traveled to the province, according to studies commissioned by the Mardin Museum.

Mardin Museum Chairman Nihat Erdoğan and Mardin Culture and Tourism Chairman Davut Beliktay showed the masks to members of the press and subsequently delivered statements.

According to Beliktay, “The masks, dating back to the Roman period, were brought to Mardin by means of theater actors who went to different places to perform plays.”

Erdoğan explained that the masks bear the utmost significance in the history of Mardin, and that the pieces are made of bronze and iron. He termed the finds priceless.

Last Mod: 26 Ağustos 2012, 17:42
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