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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Turkey has started legal action for the return of a 5,000-year-old Anatolian marble figure currently on the sale at a New York auction house, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
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
ANTALYA – Anadolu Agency
Excavations in the ancient city of Tlos in the Mediterranean region have revealed the eating habits of the ancient ages. Anatolia’s gastronomical culture dates back 12,000 years ago, according to findings
One of the artifacts stolen from the Kocaeli Archaeology Museum in 2009 has been found at an auction in Germany.
MUĞLA – Doğan News Agency
A short documentary depicting the ancient city of Latmos and the dangers it faces due to mining activity in the area will be screened at a Spanish film festival in April
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.
MERSİN - Anadolu Agency
The ancient city of Uzuncaburç in southern Turkey is home to the best preserved artifacts in the region, as well as its resemblance to Ephesus
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
MARDİN – Anadolu Agency
The grave field in the ancient city of Dara in Mardin is set to open to visitors in this tourism season. Visitors will have a chance to travel back to the Roman era and see invigoration ceremonies
TEHRAN, Iran - AP
A special exhibit in Tehran’s National Museum displays 558 different artifacts returned from the US and other Western countries
İZMİR – DHA
Works to unearth an ancient Roman theater in İzmir’s Kadifekale are almost done. The municipality has so far expropriated the field of the theater and determined its exact location
Hellenistic-era jewelry has been seized following an operation on the house of a person who was allegedly conducting illegal excavations in the western province of Muğla’s Yatağan district. The jewelry is reportedly worth between 500,000 and 1 million Turkish Liras.
MUĞLA – DHA
Underwater archaeology works off the coast of Bozburun in Marmaris have unearthed the lower part of a goddess sculpture, the biggest one found in the history of Turkish underwater history