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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Lawyers have said a Roman Empire-era coffin depicting the 12 labors of Hercules is set to go home to Turkey, ending a legal battle over a prized artifact that had mysteriously turned up in Geneva’s secretive customs-office warehouse years ago.
Hatay’s skeleton mosaic was unearthed in 2013 during the construction of a teleferic in the İplik Pazarı area. Since then, there have been accurate and inaccurate articles about this mosaic
Recent reports on the risk of collapse in one of the pavilions of Topkapı Palace follow decades of neglect of Turkey’s historical heritage, the journalist who broke the story, Ömer Erbil, tells the Hürriyet Daily News. ‘The current administration, as well as previous ones, have never governed Istanbul with the awareness that it is a historical city,’ Erbil says
İZMİR – Anadolu Agency
A crossword puzzle with top-to-bottom and left-to-right Greek words has been unearthed on the in the walls of a basilica at the Smyrna agora, located in İzmir’s İkiçeşmelik area.
JERUSALEM - Agence France-Presse
Israeli archeologists have discovered a stone toilet while excavating a Jewish shrine at an ancient city gate, they said Sept. 28, in evidence a biblical king tried to stamp out worship there.
DENİZLİ – Doğan News Agency
Two small earthquakes that occurred last week in the southwestern Turkish province of Denizli’s Pamukkale district have caused collapses in the pool of the ancient city of Hierapolis
Three tombs have been unearthed during excavations to repair a water pipe in the northwestern province of Çanakkale’s Biga district.
MUĞLA – Anadolu Agency
Bodrum Castle, the symbol of the popular touristic town of Bodrum in Turkey’s western province of Muğla, is one of the 10 new places proposed to the World Heritage Tentative list, aiming to enter UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
İZMİR - Anadolu Agency
Limantepe is the first underwater center in Turkey. Excavation have been carried out in spots between Karantina Island and Urla Harbor.
MUĞLA – Doğan News Agency
Archaeological excavations in the 2,600-year-old ancient city of Knidos in the western province of Muğla’s Datça district have unearthed new structures.
BALIKESİR – Anadolu Agency
Archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Antandros in the northwestern province of Balıkesir, where work has been continuing for 16 years, have revealed a number of ancient shops which sold cosmetics, indicating that women have been interested in such products for millennia.
ANTALYA – Doğan News Agency
Excavations that are ongoing in the ancient city of Teos in İzmir’s Seferihisar have unearthed a 2,200-year-old inscription, thought to be the most comprehensive rental agreement in Anatolian history.
VAN – Anadolu Agency
An ancient sewage system that was discovered 12 years ago in the Urartian castle of Çavuştepe in Van was unearthed during this year’s works