In Kaş district of Mediterranean province of Antalya, excavation works of this year in ancient site of Patara has been recently concluded.
Ancient Site of Patara, known as the capital of ancient Lycian Union, has been under excavation works carried out by Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Akdeniz University Archaeology Department.
A team led by Professor Şevket Aktaş has conducted works for 2,5 months this year, within excavation having been endured in the last 27 years.
This years works have mostly focused on Acropolis and Basilica.
While works unearthed significant details regarding the architecture of Helenistic era in Tepecik Acropolis, Basilica works revealed southern nave and the workshops belonging to the late era. Also, a trifoliate planed door providing access to the church was brought to light. Excavation works included classification and take of inventory of the artefacts.
Accordingly protection works were resumed in ancient watercourse and water reservoirs.Ahmet Acar / Antalya DHA