17 February 2021
The 3,500-year-old Pedasa Ancient City in Bodrum was plundered by treasure hunters. Treasure hunters, who emerged especially in the curfews, damaged historical buildings by looking at each stone in the ancient city, which has a rich history.
The 3,500-year-old Pedasa Ancient City in Bodrum was plundered by treasure hunters. The treasure hunters who dig the graves, looking under every stone, damaged the historical buildings, enraged the authorities.
Treasure hunters seriously damage historical buildings in Bodrum, which has a rich historical past and historical ruins are found all over. Especially in the Göktepe area, people who made illegal excavations, damaged the historical city by making illegal excavations in Pedasa Ancient City. It was seen that illegal excavations were carried out by unidentified persons on the side of the road leading to Pedasa Castle.
Treasure hunters dig in the region day and night, taking the opportunity that there is nobody in the place where the grave is supposed to be. Treasure hunters, especially those who appear in curfews, break ancient tombs and look inside.
Bodrum Underwater Archeology Museum Directorate officials, who were notified of illegal excavations, carried out a rescue excavation in the area excavated by treasure hunters. The Directorate also filed a criminal complaint with the Bodrum Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office regarding the excavation.