Artifacts including toys and coins have been found during excavations at the 5,000-year-old ancient city of Beçin in southwestern Muğla province’s Milas district.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Kadir Pektaş, head of the excavation project, says that the finds shed light on the socioeconomic and cultural life of the era.

An animal-figured toy unearthed in the ancient city of Beçin in Muğla, southwestern Turkey, Oct. 12, 2020. (AA PHOTO)
An animal-figured toy unearthed in the ancient city of Beçin in Muğla, southwestern Turkey, Oct. 12, 2020. (AA PHOTO)
Toys, rings, bracelets, necklaces and coins belonging to the Hellenistic, Ottoman, Roman and Byzantine periods were discovered in the ancient city, which was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage Tentative List in 2012.

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