29 Oct 2012

Gallipoli dig continues

12:18 pm on 29 October 2012

Shrapnel shells and fragments, bullets, a Turkish bayonet and the remains of an early Roman camp have been found during the latest stage of an archaeological dig at Gallipoli.

The objects were found by New Zealand, Turkish, and Australian historians and archaeologists conducting a third battlefield survey at the site of the battle in World War I.

So far the survey has traced more than 3600 metres of trenches, recorded more than 80 tunnel entrances and dugouts, and has found 480 items.

The findings, including relics, will go on exhibition in 2015 as part of events marking the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign.