2,000-year-old sarcophagus found at Istanbul high school construction site

High school construction site, where the 2,000-year-old sarcophagus was found in Istanbul's Acıbadem neighborhood (IHA Photo)

A 2,000-year-old sarcophagus has been discovered during the construction of a high school in Istanbul's Kadıköy district, reports said Wednesday.

According to the reports, the sarcophagus is from the Roman period and was discovered at the construction site of a high school in the neighborhood of Acıbadem.

Archeologists were immediately called to the scene to examine the ancient tomb.

Construction was reportedly halted following the discovery.

Archeologists did not make a statement regarding the details of the sarcophagus.

The discovery of ancient sarcophagi and other artifacts frequently happens in Turkey, which has historically been a home to many civilizations.

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