An ancient Byzantine mosaic was uncovered East of Hama, Syria, during a Syrian Army mine-clearance operation.
Archaeologists in Jerusalem, Israel, have unearthed a large portion of the gate leading to the headquarters of the Sixth Legion, one of two legions that stationed in Judea after the First Jewish Revolt.
Archaeologists excavating the are of the ancient city of Karkemish at Syrian-Turkish boarder, discovered a vessel with a hand-painted “smiley face”on its surface.
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.
Archaeologists discovered an ancient mosaic dating back to the 4th century AD in Barhilia located in Barada valley in al-Zabadani area near Damascus, Syria.
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.
Three people, including a foreign national were arrested by Turkish Police in Istanbul for allegedly selling 121 historical artefacts.
About thirty gold coins were found within the remains of a Crusader-era shipwreck that was discovered off the coast of Acre in northern Israel. The ship and the coins date to the end of the 13th century.
Police seized a 18th century icon in Turkey’s east province of Adana. It depicts one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ embroidered on gazelle skin.
More than 100 Assyrian and Early Islamic artefacts have been discovered in the house of an ISIS official in Mosul’s West Bank after it was recaptured by the Iraqi Army. Among the relics are household pottery items such as jugs, vases and bowls.
Archaeological sites are believed to be among affected areas due to Turkish heavy equipment bulldozing large areas of land by the Tigris River in North Syria’s territory near Ein Diwar village.
Geneva Investigations Bureau confiscated nine artefacts in Switzerland, including three sculptures from Libya, Syria and Yemen. Among the finds is a sculpture for Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty.
Newest study of the material discovered in 1939 inside the Anglo-Saxon graveyard at Sutton Hoo, England, identified mysterious black nuggets as bitumen, a solid form of oil, that originated in Syria.
Excavations off Tel Dor, on the Mediterranean Sea led to discovery of Roman inscription stone mentioning the province of Judea and the name of a previously unknown Roman governor, ruling shortly before the Bar-Kochba Revolt.
Excavations in the rock tombs around Urfa Castle in province of Şanlıurfa, Turkey, finally completed unearthing mosaics dating back to the times of the Kingdom of Osroene.
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.
Archaeologists excavating a Bronze Age city in Cyprus discovered a tomb containing a treasure of Egyptian scarabs, diadem, exotic luxuries and pearls and earrings set in gold. The site of Hala Sultan Tekke is dated to 1500 BC.
The crowd-sharing system called Arches, utilising satellite imagery, photographs, technical data and eyewitness descriptions documents damage and destruction of monuments by the so-called Islamic State and due to fights near the Syrian city of Aleppo.
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.
Polish archaeologists continue work in Palmyra, the ancient city in Syria that was recently freed from ISIS forces’ occupation. A short visit of the experts from Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of University of Warsaw focused on securing artefacts for transport and gathering pieces of shattered sculptures and wall decorations.