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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.
Ömer Erbil - ORDU
An administrative court in the Black Sea province of Ordu has ruled that a quarry cannot be constructed in the vicinity of the Kurul Castle that features a unique sculpture of the mother goddess Kybele following concerns that explosions could damage the artifact
MANİSA – Doğan News Agency
Artifacts that were first unearthed at the ancient city of Aigai over 135 years ago by European archaeologists have gone on display in Paris
An ancient sarcophagus smuggled out of Turkey in the 1960s could soon be on its way home following a decision from Swiss prosecutors.
ELAZIĞ – Anadolu Agency
A relief that was found in pieces during the planting of trees in Elazığ’s Harput has pushed the district’s known history back by about 1,000 years
MUĞLA – Anadolu Agency
A famous pink house, completed in the era of the Turkish Republic, in the ancient city of Stratonikeia, known as the Bılla House, is being restored and will open to tourists this year
ISTANBUL - Reuters
More than 20 growers and their families depend on the Yedikule market gardens but with Turkish authorities in the midst of a nationwide drive to modernize cultural and tourist areas, the farmers, who pay a fee for using the land, are under threat
BEIT SHEMESH, Israel - The Associated Press
Ahead of Easter, Israel’s antiquities authority has opened up its vast storeroom to reporters for a peek at unearthed artifacts from the time of Jesus
ALGIERS - Agence France-Presse
An archaeological site in Algiers yields remains from the city’s Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and French periods
The Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry has translated the emergency red list of Iraqi Cultural Objects into Turkish.
The home of the recently unearthed Kybele sculpture, the Kurul Castle in Ordu, is threatened by daily explosions from a nearby quarry
HATAY – Anadolu Agency
A Roman-era tunnel and inn, which are among the most important tourist spots in Hatay’s Samandağ district, are now expected to draw more tourists thanks to a recent road and view terrace project
CAIRO - Reuters
A massive eight-meter statue submerged in ground water was uncovered in Cairo, hailed by the Antiquities Ministry as one of the most important ever