By Hayati Akcay
ORDU, Turkey (AA) - Historical artifacts were discovered in eight tombs dating back to the fourth century in present-day northern Turkey, officials announced on Friday.
The tombs were uncovered during roadway expansion efforts in the Kurtulus district of Ordu, a province on Turkey's Black Sea coast, with teams from the local museums directorate launching excavations for the artifacts' urgent recovery.
Officials added that many human and animal remains, including skeletons, were found in the tombs, along with pieces of jewelry made of gold, sardine stone, silver, glass, and bronze.
Pieces of a glass bottle and beads were also found in one of the tombs, they said.
The findings were taken to the Ordu Museum Directorate.
*Writing by Dilan Pamuk