Turkish Police’s Anti-Smuggling and Organized Crime Branch has seized a 2200-year old gold crown and silver bowl in Istanbul during a hotel raid against historical artefact smugglers.
Villagers of Tekeler in Söke district of Turkey’s Aydın Province have destroyed a section of an ancient stone road that once connected the cities of Alinda and Herakleia (Latmos), to make way for their olive groves.
Drought causes the ruins of a 816-year-old Seljuk inn to emerge from the waters of the Altınapa dam, Konya Province, Central Turkey.
Recent storms have washed up Roman era artefacts, including columns, on the shores of the Amasra district, Bartın Province, North Turkey.
Underwater archaeologists have managed to identify 18 shipwrecks on a coastline of 100 kilometres at Turkey’s southern province of Mersin. The shipwrecks area said to date back to between 1000 and 2700 years.
Archaeologists discovered burials at an Urartian necropolis at the Çavuştepe Castle, Van Province, East Turkey, which provide new details about Urartian burial customs.
Archaeologists conducting excavations at the ancient city of Parion, Çanakkale Province, Turkey, uncovered a chamber tomb containing skeletons of 24 individuals.
Researchers have uncovered remains of a 800-year-old church located within the ancient city of Adramytteion, Balıkesir province, Turkey.
Archaeologists excavating a monastery complex on the Giresun Island on the Black Sea, known for being a significant religious centre in the Byzantine era, revealed facts of daily life and traditions of the site.
A 2500-mausoleum from the Lycian era located near Gölova, Antalya province, Southern Turkey, has been vandalised with graffiti.
Police officers have seized a velvet wall carpet in Adana, East Turkey. The object is believed to be 1000 years old.
Archaeologists discovered remains of numerous granaries dating back 3500 years back to the Bronze Age, at the Kaymakçı settlement near Gölmarmara, Manisa province, Turkey.
Archaeologists unearthed samples of terracotta artefacts and mosaic pieces with embossed letters “ANT” during excavations of the ancient city of Antiochia ad Cragum, Southern Turkey.
Excavations unearthed an impressive mosaic at the ancient Greek city of Perge, Turkey. The mosaic depicts the sacrifice of Iphigenia, the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra during the Trojan War.
Ancient sculptures, mosaics and other artefacts were unearthed during recently ended season of excavations in Karkemish, an ancient capital, located on the border of Syria and Turkey.
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.