Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Sometimes it takes a tragedy to unite people. That is exactly what happened when the Ottoman good-will frigate Ertuğrul met a typhoon, only to be saved by the Japanese, uniting the two civilizations in a fraternal embrace from that point forward
WASHINGTON - Anadolu Agency
Smuggled historical artifacts from Lydia, including grave stones and sacrifice stelas, were returned to Turkey at a ceremony in Washington
İZMİR - Anadolu Agency
The ancient city of Ephesus in İzmir has yet to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List due to the site failing the meet the required standards, with work being accelerated in order to meet these requirements.
After 20 years, the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus will be excavated again, with works set to focus on four different areas of the ancient city
VAN - Anadolu Agency
Constructed by the Urartian King Menua in Van’s Gürpınar district to carry water to the city center, the Şamran channel is one of the most important surviving pieces of architecture by the Urartian’s.
SAMSUN – Anadolu Agency
Fossils accidentally discovered in an old mine in the northern province of Samsun’s Ladik district have been determined to be a mammoth that lived 2 million-years-ago.
BODRUM - Doğan News Agency
A group of researchers from İzmir’s Dokuz Eylül University have discovered eight new sunken ships
ÇANAKKALE - Doğan News Agency
A two-millennium-old temple in Çanakkale’s Ayvacık district has been under restoration for 35 years and the new plan is to open it to visitors. But the restorations will continue for the next century, according to officials
The Ottomans were much more inclined to stay up the whole of the night after they had broken their fast in the evening. After all, sahur or breakfast had to be eaten before the dawn of a new day broke.
TASTE OF THE PAST - Slavery in Islam was a tradition upheld by the Prophet Muhammad and thus carried over into the Ottoman Empire, however, in the times of the Ottoman, slaves were able to gain high status and prestigious positions
The fantastic mosaics and wall paintings of the Yamaç Houses in Ephesus are undergoing a new restoration that will leave the works as vivid as the day they were created back in 1 BC
'In Göbeklitepe, there was a mulberry tree and a naked woman… Is she the first woman in history? Is the black hole of belief under that tree?'
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
Aerial photos showing the roof of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar have revealed the level of risk for the roof of the historic site, which was further damaged by heavy rains last week.
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