Turkish Police has seized 26456 smuggled artefacts in the biggest operation against artefact smugglers spanning through four cities.
A chapel that was accessible only through a hidden passage has been discovered during restoration works of the Sümela Monastery in Trabzon Province, North Turkey.
Drought causes the ruins of a 816-year-old Seljuk inn to emerge from the waters of the Altınapa dam, Konya Province, Central Turkey.
Archaeologists discovered a Prehistoric settlement at Göreme (Çakıltepe) Mound in Nevşehir Province, Turkey. The site dates back to early Bronze Age (3000-2000 BC).
A farmer discovered a 2000-year-old Roman pithos in his field in Doğanşehir, Malatya, Turkey.
Recent storms have washed up Roman era artefacts, including columns, on the shores of the Amasra district, Bartın Province, North Turkey.
The following information is published on behalf of the The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw and concerns the upcoming conference “Polacy na Bliskim Wschodzie” (Poles in the Near East) 2018 that will be held between June 8-9th 2018 at University of Warsaw. Further reading in Polish.
Hundreds of hand-axes made half a million years ago were unearthed at Jaljulia, near Kfar Saba, next to one of Israel’s busiest roads.
An ancient Byzantine mosaic was uncovered East of Hama, Syria, during a Syrian Army mine-clearance operation.
Archaeologists discovered more than 1000 stone artefacts, some of which may be up to 1.76 million years old, have been discovered at Wadi Dabsa, Southwest Saudi Arabia.
Archaeologists in Jerusalem, Israel, have unearthed a large portion of the gate leading to the headquarters of the Sixth Legion, one of two legions that stationed in Judea after the First Jewish Revolt.
Satellite data, along with U.S. spy satellite and military drone images are being used by archaeologists to view remote sites in Afghanistan that are too dangerous for researchers to visit.
Archaeologists unearthed more than 1000 metal seals depicting the local the local Graeco-Roman pantheon in the ancient city of Doliche, Gaziantep Province, South Turkey.
A road construction project in the area of Hamedan, West Iran, lead to discovery of artefacts dating back to the Median Era between 8th-7th centuries BC.
The well-preserved coloured mosaic floor from a Georgian church or monastery was uncovered in the coastal city of Ashdod, South-East Israel. The mosaic is said to be 1500 years old.
Archaeologists believe to have unearthed remains of an Idumean palace or temple, which dates back 2200 years, at the Horvat‘Amuda site in the Lachish region of the Northern Negev, Israel.
Archaeologists uncovered parts of a statue depicting gods in the ancient Greek city of Anazarbus, Adana Province, South Turkey. The statue shows the goddess Hygeia and god Eros.
A large basalt statue of a lioness was found at the site of the lost Roman city of Julias, formerly the village of Bethsaida, Kinneret, North Israel. The discovery was made by two researchers touring the area.
Among the artefacts discovered by archaeologists at the Yeşilova Mound, İzmir province, West Turkey, was a bear statue said to date back around 8600 years.
Researchers studying Assyrian cuneiform tablets from Kültepe, an Assyrian settlement in Kayseri province, Central Turkey, believe to have deciphered the oldest diagnosis on infertility, dating back 4000 years.