Anatolia excavation at Roman legionary base in NE Turkey

Anatolia excavation at Roman legionary base in NE Turkey

On Thursday, Sahin Yildirim, an archeologist at Bartin University, spoke to Anadolu about the ongoing archeological excavation at the site of a Roman legionary base in Anatolia -one of the four legionary bases in Turkey- saying that "This is the first time a Roman legionary fortress is being excavated in Anatolia.

We plan to find out about the functioning, tactical perceptions, weapons of a Roman legion as well as many other important things." The ancient city of Satala where excavations are taking place is situated in northeast Turkey,

Yildirim is working with and co-leads a 25-member excavation team alongside Bernard Van Daele from the Leuven University Department of Archeology in Belgium, Anadolu reads.... / IBNA

Main Photo (File): A similar excavation that took place 5 years ago by Israeli archaeologists who uncovered Base of 6Th Roman Legion in Galilee

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