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The Amintas Tombs in Fethiye have been cleaned by museum officials after news that locals were using them as storage space roused controversy
VAN – Doğan News Agency
The Urartian-era Çavuştepe Castle in the eastern province of Van’s Gürpınar district has had its worst year in terms of visitors compared to the last 53 years.
BAYBURT – Anadolu Agency
A 3,000-year-old underground city that was discovered in 1988 in the northern province of Bayburt needs attention to attract more tourists
MERSİN – Doğan News Agency
Excavation works on the ancient site of Soli Pompeiopolis have ended for the season in the southern province of Mersin’s Mezitli district.
ANKARA – Doğan News Agency
White marble stones that were used in the renovation of Aspendos will ultimately blend in with their surroundings, according to the Culture and Tourism Ministry
Recent restoration work at an ancient theater in Ankara has sparked outrage among tourists and cultural associations, a reminder of a similar restoration mistake at Antalya’s Aspendos Theater
VAN – Anadolu Agency
This year’s archaeological works in the old city of Van have disproved previous data about the historical level of Lake Van and suggestions that Tushba was a coastal town
ÇANAKKALE - Doğan News Agency
A local tourist has discovered names engraved on walls in the cave of Shepherd Paris on Mount Ida in the northwestern province of Çanakkale, thought to belong to 19th century British archaeologist Frank Calvert.
NEVŞEHİR - Doğan News Agency
Famous Swiss writer Erich von Däniken, responsible for popularizing the “paleo-contact” and ancient astronaut hypothesis, has visited one of the world’s biggest underground cities in the Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir
ANTALYA – Doğan News Agency
This year’s excavation work at the ancient site of Patara, located in the southern province of Antalya, has recently concluded.
The new design is reminiscent of the marble widely used in kitchens, in contrast to the dark grey original texture of the historical monument in southern Turkey
İZMİR – Anadolu Agency
The history of the ancient city of Ephesus was believed to have stretched back 8,000 years ago, but the discovery of an amulet shows that it is at least one millennium older
BEIRUT – The Associated Press
As historical sites have been damaged constantly since the war began in, volunteers scramble to document damage to monuments and confirm what remains
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