Archaeologists unearth ancient settlement in S…

Archaeologists unearth ancient settlement in SE Turkey:

Good heavens, that’s an old sewer, but I shouldn’t be surprised by that. Other Neolithic sites like Göbekli Tepe show how advanced the civilisations were at that time, so sewers should be expected, I reckon.

Exhibition in Turkey brings sounds of ancient …

Exhibition in Turkey brings sounds of ancient times to life:

By TRT World

A digital exhibition in the Turkish capital is bringing to life the sights and sounds of one of the country’s most important historical sites.

Southeastern Gobeklitepe gained international recognition last year after it was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List – and archaeologists think it maybe eight thousand years older than the Egyptian pyramids.

Andrew Hopkins reports from Ankara.

Archaeologists find 1,500-year-old Byzantine t…

Archaeologists find 1,500-year-old Byzantine treasure in Turkey’s Çanakkale:


“Talk about striking gold!”

Archaeologists have discovered 68 gold coins, dating back 1,500 years to the Byzantine era, in the village of Gülpınar in northwestern Çanakkale province.“

"The small treasure was found on August 7 at the bottom of a wall of a Byzantine house during excavations in Ayvacık district.”

“Speaking to the press to announce the remarkable find, Prof. Coşkun Özgünel said they had determined that the coins belonged to the eras of Justinian I and II of Byzantium, and were from the years 550-575 A.C. Some gold coins contained a figure of Emperor Justinian I holding a globe with a cross on it and a shield.”

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Ancient Roman bath discovered in Kütahya

Ancient Roman bath discovered in Kütahya:

“Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a bathhouse in the ancient city of Aizanoi in western Turkey.”

“Talking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Zerrin Erdinç, deputy head of the excavation team, said the bathhouse appeared to have been from fourth century B.C. It consisted of three parts that provided cold, warm and hot bath facilities.”

“The structure and other details reveal that social classes were using them as public baths in ancient times,” said Erdinç, who is also an academic at Dumlupınar University in Kütahya.“

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Archaeologists strive to solve mystery of gian…

Archaeologists strive to solve mystery of giant ancient green rock in central Turkey:

By Daily Sabah

“A giant ancient green rock located in the capital of the Hittite Empire in central Turkey awaits visitors and archaeology enthusiasts to solve its centuries-old mystery.”

“Foreign and local tourists visiting Hattusa, the capital of the empire which lies near modern Boğazkale in Çorum province, are fascinated by the beauty of the rare rock.”

“Referred to as the "wish stone” among locals, the giant rock’s mystery is yet to be solved.“

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Discovery takes Troy’s history back 600 years

Discovery takes Troy’s history back 600 years:

Archaeological excavations have been continuing in the ancient city of Troy, which has been demolished throughout the years during wars, fires and earthquakes in the northwestern province of Çanakkale.

Headed by Professor Rüstem Aslan, the excavations have revealed the remains of a new period in the ancient city, which is known to have 10 layers.

Stating that they found Troy-0, Aslan said that the discovery was a surprise for the world of archaeology and took the history of Troy back 600 years.

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Turkish farmer discovers ancient mosaic of bir…

Turkish farmer discovers ancient mosaic of bird in southeastern Turkey’s Adıyaman province:

Turkish farmer discovered Monday a centuries-old colorful mosaic in southeastern Turkey’s Adıyaman province.

The farmer found the mosaic bearing a bird figure while he was working on his field located near the rural areas of Güneykaş village of Besni district.

After stumbling upon the ancient art, locals contacted the gendarmerie to inform them about the discovery.

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