Construction workers in Gümüşhane, North Turkey, uncovered a lid of a sarcophagus covered with Greek writing. The artefact is said to date back to the Byzantine times.
Underwater archaeologists have managed to identify 18 shipwrecks on a coastline of 100 kilometres at Turkey’s southern province of Mersin. The shipwrecks area said to date back to between 1000 and 2700 years.
Archaeologists excavating a monastery complex on the Giresun Island on the Black Sea, known for being a significant religious centre in the Byzantine era, revealed facts of daily life and traditions of the site.
A 2500-mausoleum from the Lycian era located near Gölova, Antalya province, Southern Turkey, has been vandalised with graffiti.
Archaeologists discovered an ancient mosaic dating back to the 4th century AD in Barhilia located in Barada valley in al-Zabadani area near Damascus, Syria.
Civil Administration employees have arrested two thieves of antiquities in the West Bank, Israel, who were moving stolen artefacts from a Byzantine-era church.
Officers of the Istanbul Police Department have detained a man over illegal excavation in the city’s historical Sultanahmet neighborhood. Numerous Byzantine and pre-Byzantine artefacts were confiscated.
Excavations at Stratonikeia in Turkey’s Muğla province revealed 65 tombs containing remains of inhabitants of the city from Roman times.
Archaeologists discovered an inn complex during excavations in the ancient city of Assos, Çanakkale province, north-western Turkey. The complex was known from mentions in the ancient sources, but its location was so far unknown.
Construction workers discovered a Byzantine Era stone tablet in a field in Karaman province, central Turkey. The stone tablet contains writing in Greek that was possible to be read.
A tomb was discovered by two young people in the region of Zagori in Greece. The researchers examining the find stated that it is an undisturbed and not looted tomb from the Byzantine era.