A graffiti with a crossword of Greek words running top-to-bottom and left-to-right was found on one of the walls of the basilica at the agora of ancient city of Smyrna, İzmir, West Turkey. It is dated to be roughly 2000 years old.
The three sarcophagi recently discovered in Kemer village in Turkey’s Çanakkale province’s Biga district were opened and closer examined by museum officials.
Archaeologists working at the ancient Greek city of Antandros, located in the western slopes of Kaletaşı Hill, near Altınoluk in Turkey’s Balıkesir Province, revealed numerous finds, including remains of ancient shops which sold cosmetics.
Archaeologists excavating the Çavuştepe Castle in the Gürpınar district of East Turkey’s Van province unearthed numerous architectural features including a sewage system dating back 2800 years.
A Neolithic female figurine was discovered during excavations at the fameous Çatalhöyük site in central Anatolia, Turkey. The statue is dated to about 8000-5500 BC.
Despite ongoing war in Syria, archaeological works in the ancient city of Karkemish, Gaziantep province, on the Turkish-Syrian border continue. The archaeologists and Turkish authorities plan to open the site for public as an open-air museum in 2017.
Due to diplomatic tension between Turkey and Austria this year’s archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Ephesus, carried out by the Austrian Archaeology Institute have been cancelled by the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
Construction workers discovered a Byzantine Era stone tablet in a field in Karaman province, central Turkey. The stone tablet contains writing in Greek that was possible to be read.
Archaeologists conducting underwater excavations in the area of Turkey’s Antalya province’s shore have discovered a trove of 800-900-years-old pottery on the sea floor. The pottery is of very fine craftsmanship and contains fish and flower motifs unique to the era.
Excavations in the Izmir province, West Turkey, revealed a well-preserved brick vault structure. It was discovered in the area of the ancient Mediterranean city of Metropolis, presently between the Yeniköy and Özbet villages. The structure is a part of a bath-palaestra complex that dates back 1900 years.
Archaeologists conducting excavations in the Yumurtalık district of the Adana province in south-eastern Turkey discovered an elaborate mosaic depicting the ancient Greek god of the sea, Poseidon. The artwork is dated to 2-4th century BC.
Excavations at Alacahöyük, one of the most important Hittite sites in Turkey, revealed a secret tunnel, called a potern. The unexpected discovery this season was made during work at a sanctuary found in 2014.
Excavations at the ancient lost city of Pteria, located near the village of Şahmuratlı in the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat, Turkey, come to a stop as the remains are fully unearthed. The site is home to many remarkable historical treasures.
Numerous cave paintings dating back some 8000 years have been found in Baltalıın and İnkaya caves, located five kilometres apart, in the Balıkesir province in Turkey.
Recent excavations at the Uşaklı Mound in Turkey revealed two structures that might point to the site being an ancient Hittite city of Zippalanda.
A 2,000-year-old tablet was uncovered in the Beyşehir district of the Central Anatolian province of Konya (Turkey). Being part of the Lukuyanus Monument, the tablet was apparently built to honour a jockey named Lukuyanus, who died at an early age in the Pisidian era. The discovery was made on the site of an ancient hippodrome.
A Roman-Byzantine grave was unearthed in Istanbul in the Istiklal Avenue.
Excavations at the site of the ancient city of Tarsus in present day Mersin (Turkey) unearthed an ancient road, built with basalt blocks using the polygonal technique.
Archaeologists discovered a Roman-era bath containing a floor mosaic in Osmaniye’s district of Kadril in Central Anatolia (Turkey).