Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
While the Ottoman Empire famously welcomed Jews fleeing the reconquista in Iberia in the 1400s, the community has a much longer history in Anatolia and Thrace, stretching back to the period before the Common Era
BURDUR – Anadolu Agency
A mosaic of Medusa, the terrible creature of Greek mythology who turned all those who looked her to stone, is being restored in the southern province of Burdur
One has to assume that the Byzantines had fountains because the Romans did, but today no trace of these remains. Instead we have many fountains from the Ottoman period the were common until pipes bringing water directly into individual houses were laid in the nineteenth century
VAN - Anadolu Agency
Rock paintings in Hakkari from 10,000 years ago have been examined for the first time since 1960, when they were first discovered. The paintings shed light on prehistorical human activity in the area
TOKAT – Doğan News Agency
The Anatolian dungeon where Wallachian Prince Vlad III the Impaler, also known as Count Dracula, is said to have been held captive at the beginning of 1400s will soon be viewable online
Turkish officials confirm that the sarcophagus of Heracles, which was seized in 2012 by Swiss Customs, was smuggled from Antalya’s Perge
ATHENS - Agence France-Presse
Greece is prepared to wait for the outcome of talks between UNESCO and Britain over the return of the Elgin Marbles before launching legal action
Archaeologists herald the discovery of a bust of Heracles in the ancient city of Kibyra depicting the mythological hero vanquishing a lion as part of his 12 labors
DENİZLİ – Anadolu Agency
A church in the ancient city of Laodecia is undergoing a restoration process and is set to open at the end of this year. The church is important for the history of early Christianity, officials say, as it is one of the ‘Seven Churches of Asia’ mentioned in the Bible
The British Institute will organize a workshop titled “Public Archaeology: Theoretical Approaches and Current Practices in Turkey” on Oct. 30 and 31 at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations.
DENİZLİ - Anadolu Agency
Excavations on the ancient city of Tripolis in the western province of Denizli’s Buldan district have unearthed seven life-size marble sculptures.
ANKARA - Cihan News Agency
Excavations around the Hecatomnus Mausoleum in the western province of Muğla’s Milas district have unearthed a written stela that dates back over two millennia.
KÜTAHYA - Anadolu Agency
Wall paintings of animal and human shapes, as well as geometric designs, have been found by researchers at the Dumlupınar University Archaeology Department in the 5,000-year-old Seyitömer burial mound
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