After shepherds and local residents reported about a cave in Belağası in the Gesi district of Kayseri, central Turkey, archaeologists discovered an ancient underground city with 52 chambers.
A cross from a Byzantine chapel dating back to the 12 century, located outside the ancient city of Myra, Turkey’s Antalya province, was reported to have been stolen.
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.
Chemical analysis of an obsidian tool found in Syria more than 80 years ago and dating back to between 41000-32000 years revealed it was transported more than 700 kilometres during the Palaeolithic.
Archaeologists discovered an ancient settlement consisting of what they describe as “luxurious” houses during excavations at Yassıtepe in Bornova district of Western Turkey’s Izmir province.
Police officers arrested a total of 40 people in Bulgaria, Turkey and France and about 5500 items were seized as part of an operation aimed against illegal trafficking of items of cultural historical value, including ancient archaeological objects made of gold and silver.
Police officers in Eskişehir, West Turkey, recovered an ancient sarcophagus with an inscription of the cross which was attempted to be sold by illegal treasure hunters for 4 million US dollars.
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.
Construction workers unearthed an ancient sarcophagus during road works in the Tuzla district of Istanbul, Turkey.
Police conducting a raid in the the Keşan district of Edirne province, West Turkey, recovered books from the Ottoman period, including a Quran.
A stele unearthed last year during construction work in Ereğli, Konya, Central Turkey, went missing soon afterwards. Earlier this month it was rediscovered buried, only to turn out to be a fake.
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.
Construction workers in Istanbul, Turkey, unearthed the remains of a 1500-year-old church on the Asian shore of the Bosporus, during infrastructure works by Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration.
Turkish Police recovered two stolen ancient Torah scrolls, among other artefacts, during anti-smuggling raids in southern coastal Adana province.
Archaeologists discovered possibly the oldest olive oil press in Anatolia during excavations in the ancient city of Lyrboton Kome in Antalya, Turkey.
An open tomb dated to the late antiquity was found at the Akkaya site in the Ula district of Muğla province, west Turkey. The tomb was found by the village chief as it was left after illegal excavations.
Three people, including a foreign national were arrested by Turkish Police in Istanbul for allegedly selling 121 historical artefacts.
Excavations at Ziyaret Tepe Mound (Tusshan) in Turkey’s Diyarbakır province revealed an Assyrian city dating back to 9th century BC on the border between Anatolia and Mesopotamian Assyrian Empire.
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.