Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The town of Selçuk, in the western Turkish province of İzmir, which hosts around 2.5 million tourists visiting the nearby ancient site of Ephesus every year, is hoping to improve its faith tourism potential and draw more tourists
YOZGAT – Anadolu Agency
Work has continued to restore a unique structure, a rare Roman bath called the Basillica Therma in the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat, to be opened to tourism
The traces of a large cistern have been found during the construction of a hotel on land owned by the Armenian Catholic Mıhitaryan Monastery and School Foundation in Istanbul’s Şişli Halaskargazi neighborhood.
ATHENS – Anadolu Agency
Turkey announced its support for Greece’s fight to get back from Britain the famous Elgin Marbles - ancient Greek sculptures also known as the Parthenon Marbles which were taken from Athens in the 19th century
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
The Bathonea excavations that have been continuing in the Küçükçekmece lake basin for five years fill a gap in Istanbul’s chronology by revealing traces from 2,000 B.C.
TASTE OF THE PAST - If the Eastern Orthodox Churches had not split from the Roman Catholic Church in 1054, the Ottoman Turks would have found it much more difficult to conquer Constantinople
ISPARTA – Doğan News Agency
A Roman-era house that has been unearthed in the ancient city of Pisidia in the southern province of Isparta’s Yalvaç district used the floor heating system
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
A bone collection at a laboratory at Hacettepe University's Anthropology Department has drawn great interest from national and international researchers, revealing the structure of ancient societies
AKSARAY - Anadolu Agency
A historical Ottoman carpet has been restored by a team of 10 in the Central Anatolian province of Aksaray’s Sultanhanı district, considered the world’s largest carpet restoration center.
ATHENS - Agence France-Presse
Coins featuring the face of Alexander the Great have been found at the largest tomb ever unearthed in Greece, where archaeologists are hunting for clues to solve the mystery of who lies buried there.
TASTE OF THE PAST - The ‘Sahaflar’ (used books) Bazaar has a history that stretches back into the days of New Rome, when the city was renamed Constantinople
Following the fall of Constantinople, the Greek Orthodox Church was both protected and restricted by the decrees of Fatih Sultan Mehmed
BURDUR - Anadolu Agency
Two game pieces from the Roman era 1,800 years ago have been found in the ancient city of Kibyra, in the southern Turkish province of Burdur’s Gölhisar district.
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