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A famous pink house, completed in the era of the Turkish Republic, in the ancient city of Stratonikeia, known as the Bılla House, is being restored and will open to tourists this year
The body of a sculpture that was smuggled from Aphrodisias in 1904 is still in Berlin
Heraclia Latmos was one of the beautiful coastal cities of Karia, resting against the Latmos (Beşparmak) mountains and facing the Aegean
ŞANLIURFA – Anadolu Agency
Rock tombs inside the ancient caves in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa be opened to tourists, with work ongoing for further examinations
GAZİANTEP – Anadolu Agency
The Gaziantep Zoo will become the first in Turkey to open a zoology museum in April. The museum will display features on extinct and wild animals
Fatih KARAÇALI – Doğan News Agency
Police in the Mediterranean province of Adana seized on Feb. 22 an 18th century icon that has the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ embroidered on gazelle skin.
One of the artifacts stolen from the Kocaeli Archaeology Museum in 2009 has been found at an auction in Germany.
AYDIN – Anadolu Agency
Aydın’s Afrodisyas Museum is home to 300 statues and reliefs unearthed during archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Aphrodisias
Three more tombs have been unearthed in an olive grove in the northwestern province of Bursa’s İznik district. One tomb was previously found last November in the same field, which is believed to be a necropolis from the late Roman era.
LONDON - AFP
One of the world’s leading institutions for the study of ancient Iraq, the British Museum trains Iraqi experts in high-tech methods to preserve and document their history
POMPEII - AFP
The House of the Chaste Lovers in Pompeii will be open until Feb 14 before closing its doors again for a four-year restoration as part of a multi-million euro Pompeii preservation project
Ömer Erbil – İZMİR
The Temple of Artemis in the Selçuk district of İzmir has turned into a swamp because of neglect and a lack of interest by authorities
TEHRAN, Iran - AP
A special exhibit in Tehran’s National Museum displays 558 different artifacts returned from the US and other Western countries