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Many huge granaries have been found in the Kaymakçı excavation field in the western province of Manisa. The granaries reveal that grape production dates back to 3,500 years ago in the city
The surprising and unexpected structure of a bath used by the Seljuk sultans has been discovered on top of Takkeli Mountain in Konya.
The first evidence of skull decoration in the archaeological record of Anatolia has been found in Göbeklitepe, according to a paper published in Science Advances
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
One of the world’s oldest board games, backgammon, was popular in the Roman era, with many finds related to the game uncovered in western Turkey
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
Culture Minister Nabi Avcı on June 28 refuted recent reports that wedding and circumcision ceremonies have been held in the ancient city of Ephesus in Turkey’s western province of İzmir.
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
Fraudsters have been tricking locals by placing fake objects in place of historical pieces, Tourism and Culture Minister Nabi Avcı has said, Daily Habertürk reported on June 27.
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.
ANTALYA – Doğan News Agency
Treasure hunters destroy a historic field in Antalya’s Çağman Hill after shooting artifacts with guns and digging large holes around it
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
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