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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
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
İZMİR - Doğan News Agency
Controversy is growing over the closure of the Kyme Archaeology Museum and Excavation House in İzmir’s Aliağa district, with municipal authorities saying a new building to be constructed on the site of the present, allegedly unsafe edifice will not continue to host the museum
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.
HATAY – Anadolu Agency
The St. Pierre Church, considered a pilgrimage place for Christians and believed to be the world’s first cave church by some sources, has been restored and expects to host 500,000 visitors annually.
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
İZMİR – Anadolu Agency
A tender will be initiated tomorrow for the restoration of St. John’s Church, which is popular among tourists in the Şirince neighborhood of Selçuk in İzmir.
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
While stoning is commonly believed to be the penalty for adultery in Islam, flogging was far more readily used following convictions for marital infidelity
VAN – Anadolu Agency
Jewelry produced in the Urartian era 3,000 years ago are again a source of inspiration for today’s sector. Technology has developed but the same techniques are still used
JERUSALEM - Agence France-Presse
Scuba divers have discovered the largest trove of gold coins ever found off Israel’s Mediterranean coast, about 2,000 pieces dating back more than 1,000 years, the country’s antiquities authority said on Feb. 17
TOKAT – Anadolu Agency
A museum is under construction on the castle of Zile, known for Roman Emperor Julius Caesar’s famous phrase “veni, vidi, vici” (I came, I saw, I conquered) to the Roman senate.
Trade in antiquities is one of ISIL’s main sources of funding, along with oil and kidnapping
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