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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
A farmer in the southeastern province of Adıyaman’s Besni district, Mehmet Dağ, has uncovered a 10-meter mosaic dating back to the 5th century B.C. Roman era. Officials have taken the mosaic to Şanlıurfa
DİYARBAKIR – Anadolu Agency
An underground temple is one of the latest structures that have been unearthed during excavations in Diyarbakır’s Zerzevan Castle. The castle was used for secret ceremonies held by worshippers of Mithras
The ancient ‘Kilia Idol,’ produced in Akhisar, is on sale in New York. The 23 centimeter-statuette is expected to draw 3 million customers
A 5,000-year-old smuggled Anatolian statuette, which was found in the northwestern province of Çanakkale, was sold at a Christie’s auction in New York for $14,500 million despite all diplomatic initiatives of the Turkish Culture Ministry
ŞANLIURFA – Anadolu Agency
Visitors to the ancient site of Harran in Southeast Anatolia now have the chance to participate in excavations on one of the oldest sites in human history.
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
MUĞLA – Anadolu Agency
An old caravanserai that was constructed in the 1500s in Marmaris will be expropriated and turned into a museum amid anger from some that the location was now selling alcoholic drinks
BODRUM – Doğan News Agency
The ancient city of Myndos has been occupied by treasure hunters for the last three months, according to members of the Gümüşlük Platform. They say no measures have been taken despite their complaints to the gendarmerie, the local museum and the local prosecutor’s office
ÇANAKKALE – Anadolu Agency
A sculpture of Aristotle has been restored and re-erected in one of the most important centers of learning in the classical age, Assos on Turkey’s Aegean coast
A coffin thought to belong to a Russian general has been unearthed during foundation excavations for a construction project in the eastern province of Ardahan, Doğan News Agency reported on April 26.
BARTIN – Anadolu Agency
The Amasra Museum in the northern province of Bartın is home to artifacts from the early Bronze Age till the Ottoman times. Although there were no excavations carried out in the area, the museum has received wealthy ancient artifacts
AYVALIK – Anadolu Agency
Anti-smuggling teams have seized a stolen Torah believed to be 1,500 years old, along with other historical artifacts belonging to the Hellenistic and Seljuq periods, in an operation in Turkey’s western resort town of Ayvalık.
The 2016 excavation season has ended at Çatalhöyük, but archaeologists hold out hope of big finds in 2017 at the deepest levels of settlement at the prehistoric site