Greek ceramic figurines reveal the secret of the ceramic industry in the 6th century BC.

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CAIRO – October 4, 2022: Archaeologists have discovered unique ancient Greek ceramic figurines as well as a 2,500-year-old type of water basin used in ancient rituals during excavations in the ancient Greek city of Klazomenai, which was a center of ceramic production in the Izmir region.

“This year, excavations revealed a basin of water and its base decorated with wondrous mythical creatures and chariot races dating back to the 6th century BC, an approximately 2500-year-old artifact, decorated with carved forms and painted in this unique way,” Yasir Ersoy, the excavation director said according to the Greek Reporter website.

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The Klazomenai workshop is one of the oldest ancient Greek workshops in the Aegean region and is an example of mass production from antiquity to the 6th century.

During the 2022 excavations in Klazomenai, a center of ceramic production from the ancient period was discovered. One of the most significant findings of the study was a large, flat-shaped basin on an elevated platform that was used to cleanse the body in ancient times. Specifically, the archaeological find is a special type of water basin used to wash people before entering holy places.

Although many examples of stone and ceramics have been found in earlier excavations, no examples of mythical creatures and chariot races dating back to the 6th century BC have been found.

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