Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Works of Urartian jewelry, representing a significant portion of the Kadir Has University’s Rezan Has Museum Collection, have gone on display for the first time. The show is considered one of the most comprehensive in the world
VATICAN CITY - Agence France-Presse
High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, the halo around Jesus Christ's head in Michelangelo's famous frescoes shines with a brighter glow, thanks to a revolutionary new lighting system.
VAN - Anadolu Agency
Rock paintings in Hakkari from 10,000 years ago have been examined for the first time since 1960, when they were first discovered. The paintings shed light on prehistorical human activity in the area
A major exhibition on the Seljuks will be held at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art without loans from Turkey. Turkey is refusing to lend artifacts to leading British and American museums based on the issue of disputed antiquities
Turkish officials confirm that the sarcophagus of Heracles, which was seized in 2012 by Swiss Customs, was smuggled from Antalya’s Perge
SİİRT – Anadolu Agency
A group of playing pieces that have been unearthed in excavations in Siirt will be redesigned as a 3D game and introduced to the market by a Japanese expert and a US company
BURDUR – Anadolu Agency
Archaeologists herald the discovery of a bust of Heracles in the ancient city of Kibyra depicting the mythological hero vanquishing a lion as part of his 12 labors
TASTE OF THE PAST - At least 14 historical passages can be found off İstiklal Avenue, with such evocative names as Çiçek, Atlas, Aslıhan, Avrupa, Rumeli, Aznavur, Suriye, Hazzopulo, Markiz, El Hamra, Halep, Nil, Crespin, Tünel and Hristaki
The British Institute will organize a workshop titled “Public Archaeology: Theoretical Approaches and Current Practices in Turkey” on Oct. 30 and 31 at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations.
KONYA – Doğan News Agency
Excavations at the 10,000-year-old Boncuklu mound have unearthed finger prints on kiln objects.
ANKARA - Cihan News Agency
Excavations around the Hecatomnus Mausoleum in the western province of Muğla’s Milas district have unearthed a written stela that dates back over two millennia.
A mosaic of Medusa, the terrible creature of Greek mythology who turned all those who looked her to stone, is being restored in the southern province of Burdur
One has to assume that the Byzantines had fountains because the Romans did, but today no trace of these remains. Instead we have many fountains from the Ottoman period the were common until pipes bringing water directly into individual houses were laid in the nineteenth century
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