During the studies carried out in the ancient city of Hadrianaupolis in the Eskipazar district of Karabuk, an 1800-year-old iron mask belonging to a Roman soldier was found.

The excavations started in 2003 in the ancient city of Hadrianaupolis, 3 kilometers east of the Eskipazar district of Karabuk, Karabuk University Archeology Department Faculty Member and Head of Excavation Assoc. Dr. It continues under the chairmanship of Ersin Çelikbaş.

1800 YEARS OLD IRON MASK OF A ROMAN MILITARY FOUND

BC in the village of Eskipazar Budaklar. An 1800-year-old iron mask belonging to a Roman soldier was found in the ancient city of Hadrianaupolis, which is estimated to have been founded in the 1st century AD and was used for settlement until the 8th century AD.

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“AN ACCESSORY WHICH WAS WRITTEN ON THEIR FACES FOR PROTECTION”

Assoc. Dr. Ersin Çelikbaş, regarding the iron mask, “We continued the excavation of the square planned structure for 6 months. Although we have not yet been able to determine this structure as a function, we have obtained data to make some estimations. These indicate that this square structure is a military structure. Of course, during this excavation, small finds were also revealed. An iron mask. The iron mask is an accessory worn by Roman cavalrymen to protect their faces. This is from 1800 years ago.” said.

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“WE CAN SAY THAT ROME IS ONE OF THE IMPORTANT DEFENSE CITIES”

Çelikbaş stated that the Roman soldiers probably set up a base in the area. “The military presence of Rome in this inner geography of the Western Black Sea was unknown. But with these studies we have done, it is most likely that the Roman Empire established a military base here. The biggest reason for this is to obtain a frontal defense area against all kinds of dangers from the east and the Black Sea. Therefore, we can say that Hadrianaupolis was one of the important defense cities of Rome. Our excavations are still continuing. It is not possible for us to talk more clearly about this structure. We will obtain clearer information after the excavation is completed.” he said.

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