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As armed groups in Syria and Iraq destroy priceless archaeological sites, European authorities and dealers are on high alert for smaller, looted artefacts put on sale to help finance the jihadists' war.
SARAJEVO – Anadolu Agency
Sarajevo’s historical Old Orthodox Church Museum houses five edicts from Ottoman sultans in addition to other artifacts from the Christian world
Syrian refugee children in the southeastern Turkish province of Şanlıurfa have staged a multilingual theatre play about the ongoing war in their country, Anadolu Agency reported on April 9.
KONYA – Anadolu Agency
Excavations in Konya’s Gevele Castle have unearthed Roman, Byzantium and Ottoman artifacts, including cannonballs from the time of Sultan Mehmet II
ADANA – Anadolu Agency
Some part of a double way in the ancient city of Anavarza, known as the first double highway of the ancient world, will be opened to tourists in a few years
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
Ottoman-era objects that were kept in the depots of various museums have been brought together in the National Palace Collection Museum in Istanbul for public display
BURSA – Doğan News Agency
The remains of a nearly 1,600-year-old basilica that was discovered at the beginning of last year under Lake İznik in the northwestern province of Bursa is now set to become an underwater museum
Eight Byzantine-era tombs have been unearthed during the restoration of a historic building in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu
The personal belongings of Ottoman soldier and politician Enver Paşa were bought by the Turkish Ministry of National Defense
ANTALYA – Anadolu Agency
The aqueducts in the ancient city of Aspendos, located in the southern province of Antalya’s Serik district, have witnessed centuries of history.
MUĞLA – Anadolu Agency
Excavations for the season have started in a church and theater in Muğla’s ancient city of Knidos, home to some of ancient Greece’s most prominent intellectuals
Ankara has embarked on a series of restoration projects on Armenian churches in Turkey, amid criticism that the country’s remaining Armenian cultural and historical heritage not destroyed during World War I has been left to ruin.
16th century Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent died during the siege of the Szigetvar Fortress in 1566, but up to now it has been unknown where his internal organs were buried
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