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.
An international project conducted in the ancient city of Merv in Turkmenistan was stopped. It was revealed that the reason was the smuggle of historical artefacts by the German archaeology team participating in the project.
Construction workers discovered ancient artefacts in Gaybiefendi, Kütahya province, central Turkey. Archaeological investigation revealed 2000-year-old Roman tombs at the sites.
Excavations at the ancient city of Dascylium, Balıkesir province, West Turkey, unearthed a 2600 years old kitchen. The ancient city was once part of Kingdom of Lydia in Anatolia.
A Hellenistic period burial chamber was discovered in the ancient Greek city of Mylasa, in Muğla province, south-west Turkey, during construction works. Excavations revealed a 2400-year-old burial chamber of a wealthy royal family.
Archaeologists discovered a 2200-year-old ancient burial chamber from the Paphlagonian Era in Turkey’s northern Kastamonu province – first of a kind in the area.