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A statue depicting Apollo, the god associated with fire, light, the sun and reality in Greek mythology, was found during excavations in the ancient city of Prussia ad Gypiy in the province of Düzce in northwestern Turkey, writes & nbsp; Daily Sabah.
According to a statement from the municipality of Düzce, excavation teams and archaeologists continue their research in the ancient city located in the Konuralpa district, with the permission of the General Directorate of Cultural Property and Museums.
During the latest work, focused on the square in front of the stage of the ancient theater in Prussia ad Gippi, they discovered several historical statues. Among the statues, it stands out for its intactness and depicting Apollo. After the discovery, experts contacted the Istanbul Archaeological Museum to restore the sculptures< /p>
The ancient city of Prussia ad Gipiy was known in earlier periods as “Gippiy”; and Kieros. It was captured by Prussia I of Bithynia, and the people of Bithynia named the city after their king.
However, Bithynia later went bankrupt due to the rich lifestyle of its citizens. The inhabitants of Bithynia bequeathed the kingdom the Romans, which marked the beginning of the Latin influence on the city. The city was already rich in terms of architecture, but prospered more under the Romans. It became known as Prusias ad Hypium.
The city then passed into the hands of the Byzantines and the Ottomans, respectively. During the reign of Osman, it was handed over to Konuralp Bey, one of the first Turkish commanders who participated in the creation of the empire, by Osman Gaza, the founder m of the empire. So the district of the city got its current name Konuralp.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga