The Secrets Beneath a Suburb

Experts are uncovering millennia of history under a Turkish megacity’s outskirts.

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When Sengül Aydıngün first started surveying the shores of Küçükçekmece Lake in the western suburbs of Istanbul, colleagues doubted she’d find any evidence of ancient human settlement; other researchers had already surveyed the area and hadn’t turned up much. But the area’s geography and water resources looked favorable for early habitation, and her hunch proved correct.

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