Dr. West notes that during the recent digs at Agora, Greek Scriptures were found – Agora is in the Izmir region of Turkey – Izmir is the biblical city of Smyrna – home of Polycarp. (Although much prefer the mountains of West Virginia these days)
The article barely mentions such an historical find.
Some scriptures written in Greek as well as some drawings pertaining to the Roman and Hellenistic times are expected to give clues about the daily life at the time. The mosaic work found in the area also has great importance for İzmir’s history and the city will take the work under protection.
Could there be more? Perhaps some actual writings of Polycarp? Why won’t they tell us more! My speculation is that they have found proof that Polycarp was a greater saint than we have been led to believe and that their is an international, interdenominational, Baptist led conspiracy to keep the man down.