When excavating an ancient structure in the ancient city of Hadrianopolis, Paphlagonia, near present-day Eskipazar, in Karabük province, Turkey, experts found an iron mask of the ancient Roman cavalry .
According to experts, the iron mask of the Roman cavalry is about 1,800 years old.
Archaeologists from Karabük University in Turkey say the find reveals the secret of the Roman empire’s influence in the area as early as the 3rd century AD.
“We speculate that the building might be a military structure. An iron mask was found during excavations there,” said archaeologist Ersin Çelikbaş of Karabük University.
According to the archaeological team, the Roman Empire most likely had a military garrison at Hadrianopolis.
The Roman government planned its defense by building military bases against all kinds of dangers from the Black Sea Region to its territory.