Turkey: Stone artifact identified as prophet relief

Ancient piece discovered during house construction in central Konya last month

Faruk Zorlu   | 13.12.2018
Turkey: Stone artifact identified as prophet relief


By Engin Ozekinci

KONYA, Turkey

Discovered in the central Konya province last month, a stone artifact was identified as the relief of Biblical figure Daniel.

The artifact -- unearthed during a house construction in Konya's Doganhisar district in November -- is displayed in Aksehir Museum in Aksehir district.

Ilker Mete Mimiroglu, an arts professor at Konya’s Necmettin Erbakan University, said that the relief dates back to fifth century A.D.

“This artifact was made by the Christians to remember the prophets before their era,” Mimiroglu added.

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