Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
While the Ottoman Empire famously welcomed Jews fleeing the reconquista in Iberia in the 1400s, the community has a much longer history in Anatolia and Thrace, stretching back to the period before the Common Era
MUĞLA - Anadolu Agency
An Ottoman-era paint shop, discovered in Muğla’s ancient city of Stratonikeia, will soon be opened to tourists
İZMİR - Anadolu Agency
A large ancient relief has been revealed during renovation works on the Gediz River delta in İzmir’s Menemen district. The relief has been delivered to the İzmir Archaeology Museum.
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
The Bathonea excavations in Istanbul continue filling the gaps in the city’s history. A skull found in one of the graves reveals a successful brain operation from the ancient ages
The worst drought experienced by Lake Van in 15 years has exposed ancient cities and a number of historic artefacts that had until now long been submerged under water
ADANA – Anadolu Agency
Excavations in the ancient city of Misis (Mopsuestia), located in the southern province of Adana, have revealed a human skeleton, which is estimated to date back to 3,000 years ago.
NEW YORK – Anadolu Agency
Historical artifacts from Turkey that were seized last year at Newark Airport were formally returned to Turkey at a ceremony held at the Turkish Consulate General in New York.
CAIRO - Agence France-Presse
The Cairo government unveiled on Dec. 15 four newly renovated halls of the famed Tutankhamun gallery in the Egyptian Museum as the facility undergoes a complete overhaul.
YOZGAT – Anadolu Agency
Work has continued to restore a unique structure, a rare Roman bath called the Basillica Therma in the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat, to be opened to tourism
TASTE OF THE PAST - As a teacher in 13th century Konya, Mevlana Celaladdin Rumi never intended to start a mystical sect. His son and grandson led the way to establishing the sect that, after 700 years, is now known worldwide
ATHENS – Anadolu Agency
Turkey announced its support for Greece’s fight to get back from Britain the famous Elgin Marbles - ancient Greek sculptures also known as the Parthenon Marbles which were taken from Athens in the 19th century
AYDIN – Anadolu Agency
A 2,600-year-old ancient road located between the ancient city of Milet and the Temple of Apollo that was used to meet oracles during the Hellenistic era has been restored and reorganized as a walking trail.
TASTE OF THE PAST - If the Eastern Orthodox Churches had not split from the Roman Catholic Church in 1054, the Ottoman Turks would have found it much more difficult to conquer Constantinople
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