Daily Sabah — Remains from a 1,500-year-old church have been discovered during works by Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration (İSKİ) on the Asian shore of the Bosporus, reports said Wednesday.

Ancient artifacts dating back 1,500 years were unearthed when İSKİ teams started conducting excavations for the shaft which would transfer water to the waste water treatment facility around six months ago, Ihlas News Agency (IHA) reported.

Istanbul Archaeology Museum officials were reportedly informed about the artifacts, including a pillar with unique patterns.
After doing research, museum officials reportedly said that the artifact was as old as the city’s famous Hagia Sophia Museum.