Flooding in Amasra revealed historical artefacts

Flooding in Amasra revealed historical artefacts

In Amasra, the historical and touristic district of Bartın, historical objects were unearthed in the ancient water channel of the Roman period, which overflowed after the floods last month and widened by 5 metres. Column fragments, floor stones and architectural blocks, which are considered to belong to the same period, were examined by the Amasra Museum Directorate teams.

Historical artefacts emerged after the flood in Amasra.

The ancient water canal belonging to the Roman period was taken under protection by the Ankara Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection Board in 1990.


The canal, known as “Horhor Creek” among the local people, overflowed after the flood on 9 July.

Flowing 200 metres, the bed of the water channel, which carries rainwater from the slopes to the Black Sea, widened by 5 metres after the flood.


With the widening of the bed, some historical artefacts, which are considered to belong to the Roman period, emerged in the ancient water channel.



Amasra Museum Directorate teams examined the historical column fragments, floor stones and architectural blocks. It is learnt that the artefacts will be taken under protection after the examination.


Şaban Serdar from the neighbourhood said, “Before the flood, nothing was visible in the stream, after the flood, these artefacts appeared. We have never seen any artefacts in this stream before. There are historical columns and some artefacts in the stream.”


Gül Demirci

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