Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The ancient city of Ephesus in western Turkey has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List following a vote in Bonn on July 5.
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Archaeologists in London have begun digging up some 3,000 skeletons including those of victims of the Great Plague from a burial ground that will become a new train station, the company in charge said.
KONYA – Anadolu Agency
The University Oxford and the University of Nottingham have applied to a Turkish university in order to become a member of UNESCO’s UNITWIN Underwater Archaeology Network
MUĞLA – Doğan News Agency
Excavations carried out over the last six months in the western province of Muğla’s Bodrum district unearthed rock tombs from various eras, a historic figurine on a rock and artifacts from the early Bronze Age
KARS - Anadolu Agency
Restorations will continue this year at the ancient site of Ani, on Turkey’s border with Armenia, where new artifacts are continuing to come to light
‘Honor’ was associated with married women, not unmarried women, because it was aimed at the protection of home and family. Virginity was prized because it signified that the girl hadn’t had sexual relations with a boy or man, ensuring that any offspring was her husband’s
İZMİR - Cihan News Agency
The demolition and closure of the Kyme Archaeology Museum and Excavation House in İzmir’s Aliağa district has been stopped by the Culture and Tourism Ministry
ISPARTA – Doğan News Agency
An Omphalos stone, which has been found in Manavgat, a town in the southern province of Antalya, has proven the region was a prophecy center
BAGHDAD - Agence France-Presse
Iraq's national museum officially reopened Saturday after 12 years of painstaking efforts during which close to a third of 15,000 pieces looted during the US-led invasion were recovered.
İZMİR - Anadolu Agency
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
In the days of the Ottoman Empire, pederasty-like relationships were common between pre-pubescent boys and bearded older men. Though today it seems homoerotic, the relationship had a deeper meaning according to the mystic Sufis and their search for God
Video footage, coincidentally found by a Turkish collector in a German flea market, which shows excavations on Mount Nemrut in 1965, as well as the life of locals in the region, has revealed a big scandal. The sculpted head of the King of Commagene, King Antiochus, which is now at the Gaziantep Zeugma Museum, was seized while being smuggled abroad by a German
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants armed with sledgehammers and jackhammers have destroyed priceless ancient artefacts in Iraq's city of Mosul on Feb. 26
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