• Centuries-old mosaics to be restored

    Restoration and conservation work will be conducted on mosaics at the Great Palace Mosaics Museum in Istanbul for the first time since the 1980s.“As part of a new project, there are plans for a new display at the [Great Palace Mosaic] Museum. As such, the mosaics should be restored again because the former restoration was carried out with the methods of the 1950s,” said Istanbul Restoration and Conservation Laboratory Director Ali Osman Avşar. Link

  • 27 Nov, 2015

  • İznik's ancient tomb moved to museum

    A late-Roman era tomb, which was found last week in an olive grove in the northwestern province of Bursa’s İznik district, has been moved to the garden of a nearby museum and examined by archaeologists. Link

  • 25 Nov, 2015

  • Ancient Yenikapı 12 wreck to ‘return to life’

    The “Yenikapı 12” ship, which was among the 37 ancient wrecks discovered during archaeological excavations as part of the Marmaray and subway projects in Istanbul - considered the world’s largest shipwreck collection - will return to sail the seas when the construction of its replica is completed. Link

  • 25 Nov, 2015

  • Waiting for censorship at film festivals in Adana, Antalya, Istanbul

    At last year's event, the festival committee censored a scene from the documentary “Love Will Change the Earth,” and filmmakers were divided into two groups, ones who boycotted the festival and ones who attended. This year the situation is the same again. There are many filmmakers who did not even apply to any section of the festival, and there are a few who applied but withdrew their submissions later.  Link

  • 24 Nov, 2015

  • Ancient underground city in Cappadocia will 'rewrite history'

    An underground city found in Turkey’s touristic Cappadocia will “rewrite the history of the city,” according to the mayor in the Central Anatolian Nevşehir province, adding they had discovered people had permanently lived in the underground city, unlike other cities which were mostly carved into rocks for temporary protection. Link

  • 24 Nov, 2015

  • T-shaped stones tell story of Göbeklitepe

    As part of Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Ministry-United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) joint project, sculptors have engraved the findings of Göbeklitepe on T-shaped stones to show both the way to the site and the first steps of human civilization. Link

  • 20 Nov, 2015