Latif Sansür / Aydın, Oct 26 () - A new discovery on Mount Latmus, located near the border connecting Aegean provinces of Aydın and Muğla, has brought the possibility of a second sacred space to the agenda of archaeologists, as the artefact has similar characteristics to the sacred area of Obelisk dedicated to Zeus Agoraios.
Latmos Mount was under archaeological works for registration, led by Aydın Culture and Natural Presence Protection Committee and Aydın Archaeology Museum specialists, when the new site was discovered, while the team were exploring the stones used by the ancient site’s residents to establish the boundary lines.
Risk of potential mine sites at historical site
The experts also urged there has been various attempts to install mines and mine sites across the historical region, where archaeological sites have been brought to light under ongoing works. “The works for registration and excavation will take dozens of years. Thus, this rich nature and culture site should be protected” said Head of Association of Nature Lovers and the Protection of Ecosystems (EKODOSD) Bahattin Sürücü.