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Tombs found in a necropolis in Van’s Çavuştepe Castle reveal information about the burial customs of the Urartians. Excavations found the skeletons of a man, woman and a horse
KAYSERİ – Anadolu Agency
Tablets showing the first trace of writing in Anatolia have been unearthed from a burial mound in the central Anatolian province of Kayseri
NABEUL, TUNISIA - AFP
Vast underwater Roman ruins have been discovered off northeast Tunisia, apparently confirming a theory that the city of Neapolis was partly submerged by a tsunami in the 4th century AD.
BURSA – Anadolu Agency
A 2,000-year-old ancient Roman theater in the northwestern province of Bursa’s İznik district is regaining its unique identity during excavation and reorganization works.
DENİZLİ – Anadolu Agency
An approximately 2,000 year-old stone pit has been discovered in the ancient city of Tabea in the western city of Denizli’s Kale district.
A 2,500-year-old mausoleum in the southern province of Antalya has become the victim of vandalism.
Prehistoric animal fossils unearthed in Kırşehir’s Kurutlu village draw the attention of academics, who come from around the world to Kırşehir to study the fossils
The Kilia Idol, a 23-centimeter statuette that has been smuggled from Turkey, was sold at an auction in New York. According to a court order, the idol will not be returned to Turkey since the ministry was too late in taking action
Four mosaics uncovered in Adana’s Yumurtalık district are on display in the museum in the city center. Locals want the mosaics to be displayed in their original place
The ancient city of Zeugma in Gaziantep may see excavations continue for the next 100 years. This year’s works continue in a Roman villa, known as the Muzolar House
Speaking at the site of the planned Beşiktaş metro station, Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş said they hope archaeological works will be completed by the end of the year in order to start the subway construction
Life on Giresun Island, a significant religious center in the Byzantine era, is being revealed with new findings obtained during the first weeks of archaeological excavations there
MERSİN - Doğan News Agency
Centuries old Roman-era tombs that have been unearthed in the southern province of Mersin’s Mezitli district are falling into ruins as a result of human factors and natural conditions.