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A 1,800 year-old mosaic, which showed the sacrifice of Iphigenia, the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra during the Trojan War in Greek mythology, was found at excavation works in the ancient city of Perge in Turkey’s Mediterranean region
An excavation in the Dargeçit district of the southeastern region of Turkey, which will soon be left under the reservoir waters of the Ilısu Dam, has revealed crucial information about the North Mesopotamian people’s social life 10 millennia ago, particularly about burial rituals and the ancient belief in life after death
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
A team of Turkish and Italian archeologists have unearthed what could be the world’s oldest smiley emoji in one of the most important ancient cities of the world, Karkamış, located in the southeastern province of Gaziantep
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
ATHENS - Agence-France-Presse
More than 2,500 years ago, an Athenian nobleman named Cylon -- the first recorded Olympic champion -- tried to take over the city of Athens and install himself as its sole ruler.
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 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