ISTANBUL

Archeological excavations around a train station in Istanbul have unearthed a wealth of historical ruins, including tombs, artifacts, and a bath, all hinting of the rich past of the ancient city of Khalkedon (Kadikoy), also called “the Land of the Blind.”

Around the historical Haydarpasa Train Station, located on the Asian side of Istanbul, excavations for subway construction revealed historical remains. The digs, started in 2018 by Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Ministry and Istanbul Archeological Museums, have been done with the utmost care for the last two years.

Digs revealing historical structures from the Ottoman, Byzantine, Hellenistic, and Classical

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