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This year’s excavations in the ancient city of Laodicea focus on the revival of its stadium, the venue for all sports competitions and gladiator fights in ancient times
A Turkish-Italian team has completed the first part of their seven-season-long excavation works in an ancient site in the town of Karkamış, located in the province of Gaziantep on the Turkish-Syrian border, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on July 14.
The surprising and unexpected structure of a bath used by the Seljuk sultans has been discovered on top of Takkeli Mountain in Konya.
Excavation and restoration work has resumed in the ancient city of Sagalassos in the southern city of Burdur’s Ağlasun district
LOS ANGELES - Reuters
Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby has agreed to forfeit thousands of illegally smuggled ancient Middle Eastern artifacts obtained from antiquities dealers for a Bible museum headed by its president, the company and U.S. officials said on July 5
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has inscribed the “Aphrodisias Archaeological Site” on the UNESCO World Heritage List upon Turkey’s nomination, the Foreign Ministry said in a written statement on July 10.
Excavations have started in the field of a 4th-century mosaic discovered by a farmer in Adıyaman’s Gölbaşı district. When the work is completed, it will be decided whether to protect the mosaic in its original place or to move it to the Gaziantep Museum
A sacrificial wolf elaborately adorned with some of the finest Aztec gold ever found and buried more than five centuries ago has come to light in the heart of downtown Mexico City, once home to the Aztec empire’s holiest shrines
Salim Uzun – ANTALYA
Two 2,000-year-old granite columns dating back to the Roman era, which previously made headlines after a local used them as an apartment building decoration, were taken on July 3 to a museum in the southern province of Antalya
Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı has launched the opening of the Byzantine Hall in the Zeugma Mosaic Museum in the southeastern province of Gaziantep
UŞAK – Anadolu Agency
Findings from 200,000 years ago that have been discovered during Sürmecik excavations, which were initiated after fossils found in the Aegean province of Uşak’s Banaz district, are expected to shed light on the lifestyle of Neanderthal people who lived in the Paleolithic age.
İZMİR – Anadolu Agency
Excavations in İzmir’s Smyrna Agora have unearthed Greek language texts on the walls of a basilica. The texts reveal a sweet competition among three ancient cities in the same region
A tower of human skulls unearthed beneath the heart of Mexico City has raised new questions about the culture of sacrifice in the Aztec Empire after crania of women and children surfaced among the hundreds embedded in the forbidding structure