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  • ‘Biggest’ Roman capital unearthed in Turkey

    on Nov 6, 13 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Excavation, News, Roman period, Turkey • with Comments Off

    Archeologists have unearthed a 20-ton colossal Corinthian capital at the site of Kyzikos Hadrian Temple in Western Turkey. (Photo courtesy: Today’s Zaman newspaper)

      Archeologists on Friday have unearthed what they described as the “largest” and most “exquisite” Roman capital at the site of Kyzikos Hadrian Temple in Western Turkey. “This is the largest and most exquisite Corinthian capital built within the territory of the Roman Empire,” the World Bulletin website quoted Nurettin Kochan, head of Ataturk University’s archeology team, as saying. The 20-ton colossal Corinthian capital in Erdek district is said to be 1.9m in diameter and 2.5 m in height. In architectural terminology, the term “capital” derived from Latin caput, or “head,” which forms the topmost

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