A team consisting of 30 people from various universities has been conducting digs since July at Edirne Palace, a palace where early Ottoman sultans lived and where Mehmet the Conqueror continued to spend much of his time even after the capture of İstanbul.
During the excavations, some important finds were made such as kitchen utensils, remains of old city walls and aqueducts.
Additionally, remnants from the Balkan Wars, which took place between 1912 and 1913, were also found in the digs. Cannonballs, missiles and bayonets are among the finds dating back to that period.
Özer noted that these finds will help them to illuminate important facts about Ottoman history. He also said the kitchen utensils found during excavations, which were used by the family members of the Ottomans, show that the Ottoman sultans and their families had a luxurious lifestyle.