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Excavation and cleaning works on the largest underground city in the world in the Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir have unearthed equipment and life spaces belonging to various civilizations.
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ÇANAKKALE - Anadolu Agency
A 250-meter-long road built upon the order of a Greek emperor for his wife in the 1400s has been reopened after a series of restoration works on Imbros Island (Gökçeada in Turkish) in the Aegean province of Çanakkale.
MUĞLA – Doğan News Agency
The world famous historical rock tombs of Dalyan become more damaged as tourists continue to sit on them while taking photos despite warnings. With a new decision, the tombs will now be surrounded with wire fences
BURDUR - Anadolu Agency
A 2,200-year-old two-story trade building, which was also thought to be used for cold storage, has been found in the Sagalassos ancient city in the Ağlasun district of southern Burdur province
ANTALYA - Doğan News Agency
This year’s excavation works have begun in the ancient site of Myra and the Andriake Port situated in Demre district of Turkey’s southern resort province of Antalya.
The first residents of Imbros, known as Gökçeada in Turkish, in the Aegean province of Çanakkale migrated from Anatolia some 8,500 years ago, according to archeological research which has been carried out on the island for the past six years
MERSİN - Doğan News Agency
The ancient site of Soli Pompeiopolis, located in the southeastern province of Mersin’s Mezitli district, has eyes on the UNESCO World Heritage List with its history carrying the traces of many civilizations from the Neolithic, Hellenistic and Roman periods, according to the excavation project’s leaders.
In the Mediterranean resort province of Antalya, the second Stone Sculpture Symposium will be held in the Kaş district, which was recently added to the UNESCO World Heritage List
ORLANDO - Reuters
A Florida family who has hunted treasure for years found more than $1 million worth of gold artifacts this summer from the wreckage of a 1715 Spanish fleet that sank in the Atlantic, according to a salvage company's estimate.
DÜZCE - Anadolu Agency
Restoration work will begin next year at a Genoese castle, which is on UNESCO’s Temporary World Heritage List, in the Black Sea province of Düzce, officials have said
VAN - Doğan News Agency
After 2700 years the walls of Urartu Castle have been unearthed in the Ayanis neighborhood of the eastern province of Van.
The Kültepe-Kaniş-Karum trade colony in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri continues to amaze archeologists, with an expert at the dig revealing that tablets citing women’s rights were discovered at the Bronze Age settlement.
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