Turkish Police has seized around 1981 historical artefacts dating back to the Roman and Byzantine periods were seized during an anti-smuggling operation in Istanbul’s Çekmeköy district.
Archaeologists discovered a 1800-year-old mosaic dating back to the Roman era in the ancient city of Caesarea in West Israel.
Underwater research along the southern coast of Naxos, Greece, led to the discovery of various artefacts dating back to the Classical, Roman and Byzantine eras.
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.
Archaeologists excavating the remains of Marea, an ancient harbour town located near Alexandria, North Egypt, have uncovered remains of stone latrines, and jewellery within the ruins of a 1500-years-old basilica.
Archaeologists discovered a Roman floor mosaic, an ancient inscription dating back to the early Byzantine period, and ruins of a Byzantine chapel in the Elbeyli district of Kilis, South-eastern Turkey.
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.
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.
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.
A cache of coins dating back to the Byzantine period, featuring Byzantine emperors, was discovered in an archaeological dig ahead of roadwork on the highway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Hikers discovered a rare engraving of a menorah and a cross in a water cistern in the Judean Hills, Israel. ancient limestone carvings date to late Roman and Byzantine periods.
Archaeological expedition to the bottom of the Black Sea documented numerous ancient shipwrecks. The wrecks date from Byzantine to Ottoman period.
Capitolias (modern Beit Ras), an ancient city in Jordan that was created in the end of the 1st century AD and served the legions which protected the eastern border of the Roman Empire was the scene of excavations of a team of archaeologist from the Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of University of Warsaw which continued their 3rd season at the site.
Excavations in Rosh Ha’ayin (Central Israel) unearthed rare and well-preserved remains of a 2700-year-old farmhouse and 1500-year-old church.
The Israel Antiquities Authority discovered an impressive marble statue of a ram while conducting archaeological excavations at the Caesarea Harbor National Park.