Structures of an ancient marine port of Ayla has been discovered in the the Red Sea city of Aqaba, Jordan, dating back more than 1000 years during the Islamic era (650-1116 AD).
Turkish Police’s Anti-Smuggling and Organized Crime Branch has seized a 2200-year old gold crown and silver bowl in Istanbul during a hotel raid against historical artefact smugglers.
An ancient sarcophagus, dating back 2000 years, has been unearthed at a construction site of a high school in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district.
A 1700-year-old ancient altar, that has been discovered in November 2017 in western Turkey’s Afyonkarahisar province has been reported stolen.
Villagers of Tekeler in Söke district of Turkey’s Aydın Province have destroyed a section of an ancient stone road that once connected the cities of Alinda and Herakleia (Latmos), to make way for their olive groves.
Archaeologists discovered what are believed to be the oldest Bronze Age towers and workshops that produced copper at Al Khashba in Wilayat of Al Mudhaibi, Oman.
Turkish Police has seized around 1981 historical artefacts dating back to the Roman and Byzantine periods were seized during an anti-smuggling operation in Istanbul’s Çekmeköy district.
Archaeologists uncovered 2700-year-old inscriptions within looters’ tunnels dug by ISIS beneath the Tomb of Jonah in the ancient Iraq city of Nineveh, Mosul, Iraq.
Clay tablets from the Neo-Assyrian Empire found in Ashur, North Iraq, written at the end of the 7th century BC by a man called Kisir-Ashur describe his education to become a doctor, and how he combined magical rituals with medical treatments.
A man was arrested in a Beduin village of Bir Hadaj, South Israel, for illegally looting more than 150 Byzantine-era coins from numerous nearby archaeological sites.
Archaeologists unearthed Islamic graves, pottery fragments, animal bones and other artefacts during research of the ancient city of Gorgan, North Iran.
Archaeologists discovered a burials of three horses during excavations of the Kurgan of Abellou in East Azerbaijan Province, North-West Iran.
Archaeologists discovered a 1800-year-old mosaic dating back to the Roman era in the ancient city of Caesarea in West Israel.
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.