Archaeologists discovered a partially preserved board of an ancient Roman game called Ludus duodecim scriptorum or XII scripta during excavations at city of Tripolis, Denizli province, Turkey.
Archaeologists discovered stone artefacts in the area of Tozkoparan village, Tunceli province in East Turkey, dating back to the Palaeolithic and Neolithic periods.
A 70-centimetre sculpture dated to the 6th century AD of a priest, was stolen from a museum in the Yalvaç district Isparta province, South-western Turkey.
A cross from a Byzantine chapel dating back to the 12 century, located outside the ancient city of Myra, Turkey’s Antalya province, was reported to have been stolen.
Archaeologists discovered an ancient settlement consisting of what they describe as “luxurious” houses during excavations at Yassıtepe in Bornova district of Western Turkey’s Izmir province.
Construction workers unearthed an ancient sarcophagus during road works in the Tuzla district of Istanbul, Turkey.
Police conducting a raid in the the Keşan district of Edirne province, West Turkey, recovered books from the Ottoman period, including a Quran.
A 150-years-old grave containing a wooden coffin with the remains of a officer of the Imperial Russian Army was found by construction workers in Ardahan, a city near the Turkey’s north-eastern border.
Construction workers in Istanbul, Turkey, unearthed the remains of a 1500-year-old church on the Asian shore of the Bosporus, during infrastructure works by Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration.
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.
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.
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.
A rounded block of marble, used as a table in a hospital in Turgutlu, West Turkey, was identified a part of a historical column from the Roman era.
Archaeologists working at a construction site at İsmet Paşa district of Muğla province, western Turkey, discovered an ancient jar containing burnt human remains. It is believed to date to the Hellenistic period.
Excavations at Stratonikeia in Turkey’s Muğla province revealed 65 tombs containing remains of inhabitants of the city from Roman times.
Underwater archaeological investigation in Lake Van, Turkey, revealed a shipwreck that is believed to be a Russian military cargo vessel made in 1915.
An artefact covered with a medical prescription made in cuneiform script was seized by the Police Department in Diyarbakır, Turkey. The text is now believed to be the oldest medical handbook in the history of medicine.
Excavations at the ancient city of Magarsus, Adana province, south Turkey, unearthed an ancient theatre. The site was a religious centre of Mallus, one of the most important cities of the ancient Cilicia civilization, famous for its ancient temples.