There used to be ancient stone mine in the border of Iznik county and Hercules was the god which protected the workers. A Hercules carving was made in order to worship.
It was carved in 3rd century AD. It means that it is around 1800 years old. That stone mine became a swamp later. Then unfortunately as it isn’t under protection, the illegal treasure hunters or someone damaged it. It should be kept under protection of the state.
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