A ring of antiquities thieves who were digging illegally in the Lower Galilee was caught in a cave in the Beit Keshet Forest, Israel.
Sites dating to Prehistoric, historic and Islamic eras, reaching as far back as Palaeolithic, were found in the region of the Qaen city in South Khorasan, Iran.
Archaeologists identified over 120 sites in the area of Chamshir in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province, Iran. Most of the sites are of he nomadic tribes.
Estate belonging to the family of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius was discovered by archaeologists at the site of Kibyratis, Burdur province of Turkey.
Parts of an ancient paved road were discovered by archaeologists in the Bolhayat Strait region, Fars province, South Iran.
A stone finger, believed to be a part of a statue created in Egypt, has been uncovered by archaeologists sifting through the soil from an illegal excavation on the Temple Mount, Jerusalem, Israel, dumped in the Kidron Valley by the Muslim Waqf in 1999.
Researchers discovered an anomalous layer of sandstone overlying Phoenician graves in Tel Achziv, Israel, that might potentially indicate a tsunami hit the coast about 2800 years ago.
Excavations at Jogh Qelich Baghi Castle Hill, Hamedan province, Iran, unearthed remains of a settlement dating to the Ilkhanid Era – times of a khanate formed as part of the Mongol Empire.
A recent sandstorm unearthed remains of ancient structures near Fahraj Couny in Iran’s south-eastern province of Kerman.
Archaeologists discovered possibly the oldest olive oil press in Anatolia during excavations in the ancient city of Lyrboton Kome in Antalya, Turkey.
An open tomb dated to the late antiquity was found at the Akkaya site in the Ula district of Muğla province, west Turkey. The tomb was found by the village chief as it was left after illegal excavations.
A vaulted tomb dating back to the Assyrian Empire period was accidentally discovered by construction workers in Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. Ten skeletons with various grave goods were found inside.
Three people, including a foreign national were arrested by Turkish Police in Istanbul for allegedly selling 121 historical artefacts.
Ancient sarcophagus, depicting the Twelve Labors of Hercules, smuggled out of Turkey in the 1960s is to be returned by Switzerland after a decision from Swiss prosecutors.
Excavations at Ziyaret Tepe Mound (Tusshan) in Turkey’s Diyarbakır province revealed an Assyrian city dating back to 9th century BC on the border between Anatolia and Mesopotamian Assyrian Empire.
Excavations prior to the construction of a highway near Ramla in Israel revealed a rich cache of liquor bottles left by British soldiers during World War I.
Examination of a relief accidentally found in the Nevruz Forest, Elazığ, in Turkey’s Eastern Anatolia, is said to set back the region’s history back a full 1,000 years more than originally believed. The find is believed to date back 4000 years.
A cache of coins dating back to the Byzantine period, featuring Byzantine emperors, was discovered in an archaeological dig ahead of roadwork on the highway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Excavations in the Alishah Citadel (Arg-e Alishah) in Tabriz, Northwest Iran revealed Iron Age structures and pottery at the site.
Polish bioarchaeologists, studying the skeletal remains ranging from Neolithic to modern times from Mesopotamia in search for signs of trauma, discovered that physical violence was possibly not so common as the historic sources might suggest.