Excavations at the site of a settlement mound near Hacilar in Burdur province, Turkey, revealed a 5000-year-old seal. The site is known for its Neolithic remains of houses made of wood and daub or mud-brick.
A Hellenistic burial chamber was discovered at a construction site in Toptepe, Samsun province, Turkey. The structure is believed to be 2300 years old.
A 1500-year-old jar was discovered by a farmer, working with a tractor in his field in the area of Karacabey, Bursa province, north-western Turkey.
Turkish police officers in Aksaray region, central Turkey, confiscated a specimen of a Bible, believed to have been written in 11th century from two men who were trying to sell the object.
Experts of a restoration laboratory in Cairo examined a piece of a wooden boat discovered during excavations near the Great Pyramid of Giza, revealing the first evidence for use of metal in boat construction by ancient Egyptians.
Excavations at the Acemhöyük site, a Bronze Age Assyrian trade colony located near modern Yeşilova in Aksaray province of Turkey, revealed a terracota rattle dating back to 2200 BC. The rattle is said to be one of the most interesting artefacts found at the site this season.