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Ancient figure ends up like President Erdoğan's face after botched restoration at the world’s second largest mosaic museum, cartoonist says
ÇANAKKALE - Anadolu Agency
A tomb discovered during excavations at the temple of Apollon Smintheus in Çanakkale provides information about ancient burial methods. The tomb is the first one unearthed since work began in 2004
SİVAS - Doğan News Agency
A large number of historical artifacts, including the head of a 2,000-year-old Hermes statue, have been seized during an operation by the Sivas Police Department Directorate of Anti-smuggling and Organized Crime Branch.
HATAY - Anadolu Agency
The Archaeological Museum in Hatay, half of which is currently open, will have the world’s largest mosaic collection when it is finally completed
Those wandering around the Aegean resort town of Bodrum looking for a cozy private plot of land entrenched in history might just be in luck
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
Bones from at least five people, including a baby and an elderly woman, were identified in a massive tomb in Greece dating back to the era of Alexander the Great, the culture ministry said on Jan. 19.
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
Erdoğan pledged his support to the preservation of historical artifacts on Jan. 12, vowing to closely follow their restoration and revival both at home and abroad
MUŞ – Anadolu Agency
A trade seal dating back to the Urartian era has been unearthed during archaeological excavations at the Tepeköy mound in the eastern province of Muş’s Varto district.
Local authorities in Turkey and UNESCO’s experts are engaged in ‘solid dialogue’ over Istanbul’s historic sites, which are on the world heritage list, says the organization’s director general.
CAIRO - The Associated Press
The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on with epoxy, damaging the relic after it was knocked during cleaning, conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo said Jan. 21.
VAN – Anadolu Agency
Artifacts and jewelry from the Urartian Kingdom 3,000 years ago shed light on the mentality of life style and management of the era
The Ottomans occasionally sent missions overseas, but it was not until the late 18th century that the empire began posting emissaries overseas on a permanent basis. Until then, diplomatic exchanges were only temporary
While guilds in the Ottoman Empire might never have had the same independence as their European counterparts, they still had an important role and also shared many characteristics with Sufi organizations
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