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As armed groups in Syria and Iraq destroy priceless archaeological sites, European authorities and dealers are on high alert for smaller, looted artefacts put on sale to help finance the jihadists' war.
TOKAT – Anadolu Agency
A museum is under construction on the castle of Zile, known for Roman Emperor Julius Caesar’s famous phrase “veni, vidi, vici” (I came, I saw, I conquered) to the Roman senate.
Trade in antiquities is one of ISIL’s main sources of funding, along with oil and kidnapping
İZMİR - Doğan News Agency
Controversy is growing over the closure of the Kyme Archaeology Museum and Excavation House in İzmir’s Aliağa district, with municipal authorities saying a new building to be constructed on the site of the present, allegedly unsafe edifice will not continue to host the museum
ANTALYA - Anadolu Agency
In a flea market in Germany, footage has been found of the excavations on Mount Nemrut from 1965, as well as the life of locals in the region.
HATAY – Anadolu Agency
The St. Pierre Church, considered a pilgrimage place for Christians and believed to be the world’s first cave church by some sources, has been restored and expects to host 500,000 visitors annually.
A 6,000-year-old romance has been uncovered in a Greek cave as archaeologists unearthed the skeletons of an undisturbed Neolithic couple locked in an embrace, discover.com has reported.
İZMİR – Anadolu Agency
A tender will be initiated tomorrow for the restoration of St. John’s Church, which is popular among tourists in the Şirince neighborhood of Selçuk in İzmir.
KOCAELİ – Anadolu Agency
The conservation process of 37 sunken ships discovered during the Istanbul Marmaray excavations and removed from the area over eight years is nearing completion.
While stoning is commonly believed to be the penalty for adultery in Islam, flogging was far more readily used following convictions for marital infidelity
Fire, earthquakes and Westernizing, modernizing efforts have taken their toll on Istanbul. The loss can’t be recouped
JERUSALEM - Agence France-Presse
Scuba divers have discovered the largest trove of gold coins ever found off Israel’s Mediterranean coast, about 2,000 pieces dating back more than 1,000 years, the country’s antiquities authority said on Feb. 17
Turkey is preparing to open its own national institute to collate all archaeological data, following in the footsteps of other countries that have already opened such facilities on Turkish soil
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