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Type:
Cemetery
Altitude:
450 m
Diameter:
m- Direction:

Region:
Marmara
Province:
Balikesir
District:
Bigadiç
Village:
Babaköy

Destruction :
Illicit Digging - Agriculture - Attention

TAYEx:
Visited - 26/6/2000

Registration State:
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Location: It is situated 4 km north of the Babaköy Village; 9-10 km northwest of the Bigadiç District; south-southeast of the Balikesir Province. It is about 50 km far from the cemetery of Yortan-Gelembe. Kökten named the cemetery as Babaköy Baspinar.
Geography and Environment: The cemetery; severely damaged; was established on a triangular highland at Baspinar Mevkii; west of the Kazandere which flows into the Simav Çayi. The area is wider on the north and northeast directions. The cemetery covers an area of 80x35 m. including the unexcavated areas; it is believed to contain around 150 pieces of pithos [Özgüç 1948:52]. The graves that were revealed were lined up in two sections. No pithos graves were placed in the center. The limestone on the surface of the center probably did not allow any digging in that area.
Destruction Details: The cemetery area is seriously damaged due to agriculture and illicit diggings [TAYEx 26.6.2000]. Destruction due to field extension continues at the site [O. Göktaş 26.9.2005].


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