A fisherman in Erenköy, Turkey, who tried to open a found Gallipoli battle cannonball with a saw to obtain powder, was killed. Police investigating his house have found additional archaeological artefacts.
Archaeologists discovered a bath used by the Seljuk sultans in a castle on Takkeli Mountain in province of Konya, central Turkey, which once was the capital of the Anatolian Seljuk state.
A mosaic dated to the 4th century AD was discovered in a field in Gölbaşı, eastern Turkish province of Adıyaman.
The house of the deceased German professor Klaus Schmidt, known for researching the Neolithic sanctuary site at Göbeklitepe, Turkey, is reported to have been burgled. The house is located in Kadıoğlu, Şanlıurfa province of Turkey.
A 1100-ton Zeynel Bey shrine was moved to make way for a hydroelectric Ilısu dam on the Tigris river in the province of Batman, East Turkey.
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.
Examination of a relief accidentally found in the Nevruz Forest, Elazığ, in Turkey’s Eastern Anatolia, is said to set back the region’s history back a full 1,000 years more than originally believed. The find is believed to date back 4000 years.
After initial discovery of a sarcophagus in an olive grove in Turkey’s Bursa province city of İznik last November, three more tombs are reported to have been recently found at the site.
Police officers in Turkey seized ancient jewellery from individuals conducting illegal excavations in Western Muğla province.
Excavations in ancient city of Aigai, East Turkey’s Manisa province, unearthed a final piece sarcophagus dating back 2200 years, which is said to belong to a school principal.
Underwater archaeologists located a ceramic sculpture which is said to be the largest ever found. The discovery was made off the coast of the Bozburun in Turkey’s Muğla province.
Excavations at Stratonikeia in Turkey’s Muğla province revealed 65 tombs containing remains of inhabitants of the city from Roman times.
Surface survey and cleaning works at the ancient site of Kızılkoyun, located at the outskirts of a historic Balıklıgöl castle in Haleplibahçe district, Şanlıurfa province of Turkey, revealed 33 inns with rock tombs and five mosaics.
Excavations at Laodicea, an ancient city located near Eskihisar, Denizli province of Turkey, revealed a 100-metre long agora covering the area of 35000 square metres.
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.
Four treasure hunters and over 350 plaster bars covered in gold paint were found in a cave in the southern province of Antalya, Turkey.
Construction workers discovered ancient artefacts in Gaybiefendi, Kütahya province, central Turkey. Archaeological investigation revealed 2000-year-old Roman tombs at the sites.
The excavations were conducted in the Kızıl Church, also known as the Virgin Mary Church, in Elazığ, East Turkey. The inscription is in Armenian script and dates back 165 years.
Archaeologists excavating the ancient city of Theos, located near Seferihisar in Turkey’s İzmir province, discovered a 2200-year-old inscription, thought to be the most comprehensive rental agreement in Anatolian history.
Archaeologists discovered a cistern during excavations of the ancient city of Dara, Mardin province, south-eastern Turkey. The cistern was found in a field used as a barn.