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Within the scope of excavations which have been carried out since 1988 under presidency of Prof. Dr. Manfred Korfmann a megaron structure dating back to Bronze Age and believed to have cult function has been found in annex of the Defense Wall of Troia. This special structure has been covered up with a roof symbolizing the wind at Dardanelle opened to visitors. Siemens contributed to the restoration, protection and exhibition of this Bronze Age monument at different stages.
This structure, which is the best protected among all megaron structures in Anatolia, has been brought to day light with inventory of all its interior findings. This architectural finding named as Burnt city since Schlieman's excavations carries great importance in the chronology of Troia and Aegean region. This cult structure dating back to the same era (approximately B.C. 2500) as the treasuries found in Schlieman's excavations increases the importance of these findings. Since year 2000 work has been carried to open this unmatchable Bronze Age cult structure to visiting of tourists coming to Troia. Now that this structure has been covered under a roof symbolizing the wind at Dardanelle that played an important role in richness of Troia it will be able to be seen by the tourists coming to Troia.
Prof. Dr. Manfred Korfmann, the president of excavations said that the excavations had been regularly continuing since 1984 and Troia, which had become a national park in 1996 had been taken into UNESCO's list of cultural heritage in 1998. He also added " The most important missing for Troia is the non-existence of a museum where the findings could be demonstrated in the place they are found. In case there was such a museum, more than 500 thousand tourists who visit the region will be able to see the findings and stay in the region longer".
Prof. Dr. Korfmann opened the Memorial Stone and Megaron Structure with the participation of Siemens utives and members of the press. Alp Yörük, director of Siemens Corporate Communications thanked Prof. Dr. Korfmann for the contributions he has made to the culture of Anatolia, and in his speech he said: "We are proud of contributing to the cultural heritage of Anatolia besides the Turkish economy. We are going to continue our work on this matter in the coming days as well. Prof. Korfmann thanked Siemens for its contribution in the most critical point of the project and said with its help Siemens has made a great contribution to the world culture and tourism in Turkey.