In an undated handout photo, a restorer cleans a preserved deesis fresco that appears under alluvium at an excavation site in Turkey. The excellent condition of a newly discovered 13th-century chapel has stirred hopes among archaeologists that an entire city may be largely intact underground. (Myra-Andriake Excavations via The New York Times) — NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH STORY SLUGGED SCI TURKEY EXCAVATION BY JENNIFER PINKOWSKI. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED.
Home Mud may have preserved Turkish city 700 years ago, archaeologists say SCI TURKEY EXCAVATION 2