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Twelve treasure hunters have been detained in the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir after attempting to sell an ancient tomb with cross motif for $4 million
MEXICO – Reuters
If you are worried the world will end next year based on the Mayan calendar, relax: the end of time is still far off.
An ancient Roman theater located on Ankara’s Hisarpark Avenue is being restored thanks to excavations that restarted in 2009 after 23 years. The historical theater will become a tourist attraction and host culture events.
An ancient port facility that is believed to be the largest one built in the Archaic period has been unearthed during underwater excavations in İzmir’s Urla.
The Antalya Museum in southern Turkey is hoping to get back the rest of Sion Treasure from the Dumbarton Oaks Institute in Washington, D.C.
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Turkish journalist and researcher Dursun Özden has made a documentary revealing the world’s oldest waterways and historical water structures in Anatolia during a six-month visit to 66 Turkish provinces. He found waterways dating back 13,000 years from the Sumerian period to the days of the Turkish Republic.
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Ertuğrul Günay inaugurated the 14th Mediterranean Tourism Archaeology Fair in the Italian city of Paestum on Nov. 17.
ISTANBUL / Radikal
An American tourist has returned mosaic pieces she originally took from the Hagia Sophia in 1956.
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An international creative writing center is preparing to open in İzmir’s Seferihisar district with support from one of the world’s most famous universities.
MUĞLA - Anatolia News Agency
A house containing artifacts unearthed during a recent excavation in Muğla’s ancient city of Lagina was broken into Nov. 21, according to local cultural authorities.
DENİZLİ - Anatolia News Agency
More than 100,000 people have visited the ancient city of Laodikya, one of the largest metropolis in Anatolia in the Aegean province of Denizli, according to reports.
BRUSSELS - Anatolia News Agency
Brussels’ ancient city Tongeren is hosting an exhibition from Turkey. Artifacts unearthed during the excavation in Burdur have become an ancient heritage exhibition titled ‘Sagalassos: City of Dreams’ The exhibition, which will last until June 2012, focuses on the ancient life at Sagalassos and the also the heritage of the area.
Glasswork from the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires has been discovered during the Marmaray excavations in Istanbul. Experts previously believed Ottomans did not develop a unique glasswork style.