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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
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.
DENİZLİ - Anadolu Agency
Excavations on the ancient city of Tripolis in the western province of Denizli’s Buldan district have unearthed seven life-size marble sculptures.
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.
KÜTAHYA - Anadolu Agency
Wall paintings of animal and human shapes, as well as geometric designs, have been found by researchers at the Dumlupınar University Archaeology Department in the 5,000-year-old Seyitömer burial mound
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
A Genoese Ottoman castle in İzmir’s Foça district has recently opened following one year of restoration, while providing lessons to other restorers about how to restore historical buildings
TOKAT – Doğan News Agency
The Anatolian dungeon where Wallachian Prince Vlad III the Impaler, also known as Count Dracula, is said to have been held captive at the beginning of 1400s will soon be viewable online
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
A British metal-detecting enthusiast has unearthed the most significant Viking treasure hoard ever found in Scotland, shedding light on the warriors' links with the rest of Europe.
ATHENS - Agence France-Presse
Greece is prepared to wait for the outcome of talks between UNESCO and Britain over the return of the Elgin Marbles before launching legal action
TOKAT – Anadolu Agency
Tokat Castle, where Wallachian Prince Vlad III the Impaler, also known as Count Dracula, is said to have been held captive in the early 15th century, will be turned into a tea garden.
DENİZLİ – Anadolu Agency
A church in the ancient city of Laodecia is undergoing a restoration process and is set to open at the end of this year. The church is important for the history of early Christianity, officials say, as it is one of the ‘Seven Churches of Asia’ mentioned in the Bible
The ancient basilica’s fame spreads so far and wide that many legends have sprung up about it over the centuries
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