Turkish Police has seized 26456 smuggled artefacts in the biggest operation against artefact smugglers spanning through four cities.
Archaeologists discovered toys inside tombs of children at a Hellenistic Period necropolis of the ancient seaport city of Parion, North-West Turkey.
Archaeologists discovered traces of an ancient Jewish settlement at the site of the abandoned military training base at Beit El in Samaria, East Israel. The site dates back to Iron Age, and was occupied in the Persian, Hellenistic and Hasmonean periods until the Roman Era.
Archaeologists excavating the remains of the ancient city of Aspendos, Antalya, Turkey, have discovered what is believed to be shops and warehouses that date back 2000 years.
Dozens of ancient coins, oil lamps, jewellery and Jewish ritual objects were found in a police raid on a home in the village of Beit Ula, Northwest of Hebron, Israel.
Turkish Police recovered two stolen ancient Torah scrolls, among other artefacts, during anti-smuggling raids in southern coastal Adana province.
Hundreds of highly valuable old coins from various periods, as well as pitchers, earthenware items and jewellery were seized by Israeli Authorities in a Palestinian man’s home in Huwara, near Nablus, Israel.
Artefacts dating back to the Hellenistic and Byzantine periods have been discovered in the area of the Gustav Aegeon villa in Alexandria, Egypt.
After 50 years of excavations, the site of Kom el-Dikka, where archaeologists unearthed the ancient district of Alexandria, Egypt, has been opened by the public. The remains of buildings are dated to 332 BC when the city was founded by Alexander the Great.
Location of the ancient port of Salamis, where the Greek naval forces had gathered before the historic sea battle against Persians in 480 BC, which is known as Battle of Salamis, has been discovered.
Police officers in Turkey seized ancient jewellery from individuals conducting illegal excavations in Western Muğla province.
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 prior to elementary schools construction in Ashkelon, Israel, lead to discovery of a wine press. The structure is dated to the Hellenistic period, meaning it is 2100 years old.
Ancient Hadrianopolis, located east of Eskipazar district of northern Karabük province, northern Turkey, is being excavated by archaeologists. This was an important site of pilgrimage for early Christians until the city lost its importance in 8th century AD due to birthplace location of Saint Alypius the Stylite.
The area of Fourni, a cluster of 13 small Greek islands in the East Aegean was the place of a recent discovery of 22 shipwrecks, made by a team of Greek and American divers. Now, after a second investigation 23 new shipwrecks have been found, adding up to a total of 45 vessels.
Archaeologists in Jerusalem (Israel) have unearthed ruins of a fortress built 2000 years ago by Greeks. The ruins form relics of the Hellenistic Period of the region. The citadel, until now known only from texts, was at the heart of a bloody rebellion that eventually led to the expulsion of the Greeks.
Excavations in Rosh Ha’ayin (Central Israel) unearthed rare and well-preserved remains of a 2700-year-old farmhouse and 1500-year-old church.