Archaeologists discovered a 1800-year-old mosaic dating back to the Roman era in the ancient city of Caesarea in West Israel.
Construction workers in Gümüşhane, North Turkey, uncovered a lid of a sarcophagus covered with Greek writing. The artefact is said to date back to the Byzantine times.
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.
Members of an antiquity robbing gang were detained near Tzippori, North Israel, after a hiker spotted suspicious digging in the area of an antiquities site.
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.
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.
Officers of the Istanbul Police Department have detained a man over illegal excavation in the city’s historical Sultanahmet neighborhood. Numerous Byzantine and pre-Byzantine artefacts were confiscated.
In an international operation named “Pandora”, aimed at criminal networks involved in cultural theft, conducted in nearly 20 European countries from both inside and outside the EU 3561 works of art and cultural goods were seized by the authorities.
Excavations at Stratonikeia in Turkey’s Muğla province revealed 65 tombs containing remains of inhabitants of the city from Roman times.
Bioarchaeological investigation of a 800-years-old skeleton dated to Byzantine times, found near the site of the ancient city of Troy led to the discovery of two large calcified nodules nested below the ribs at the base of the chest. They possible were the reason behind the death of the 30 year old woman.
Archaeologists excavating the site of the Great Basilica in Plovdiv, South Bulgaria, revealed colourful mosaics and murals showing St Peter. The decorations are dated to 13th-14th century AD.
Archaeologists unearthed remains of a chapel, church and temples and Christian burials of individuals with crosses on necks on the Black Sea island of Giresun, revealing the religious significance of the island.
Archaeological expedition to the bottom of the Black Sea documented numerous ancient shipwrecks. The wrecks date from Byzantine to Ottoman period.
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.
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.
Excavations at the ancient city of Stratonikeia in modern Turkey’s Muğla Province revealed a 1300-year-old skeleton of a young woman. The works are being conducted in the ancient city’s Western Street and they resulted in finding many relics from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Beylik periods.
A Roman-Byzantine grave was unearthed in Istanbul in the Istiklal Avenue.