• Historic church in Turkey’s Bursa for sale on Internet

    The 700-year-old arched church in the northwestern province of Bursa’s Mudanya district has been put on sale on the Internet for $1 million, news website T24 has reported. The Internet advert on a real estate website said the church’s relief and restitution were approved by the Bursa Council of Monuments. Link

  • 10 Jul, 2015

  • Underwater archaeology starts on İznik basilica

    Underwater archaeological work has started on the remains of a 1,600-year-old basilica that was discovered at the beginning of 2014 under Lake İznik in the northwestern province of Bursa. Conducted by the Uludağ University Archaeology Department in collaboration with the Culture and Tourism Ministry and Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, the work aims to obtain detailed information about the basilica. Link

  • 08 Jul, 2015

  • Ancient cold storage depot found in Sagalassos

    A structure that is believed to have been used as an ancient cold storage depot has been unearthed in the ancient city of Sagalassos in the southern province of Burdur’s Ağlasun district. The ancient city was home to important buildings and monumental structures from the 2nd century B.C. Link

  • 08 Jul, 2015

  • Turkey’s Ephesus added to UNESCO World Heritage list

    The ancient city of Ephesus in western Turkey has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List following a vote in Bonn on July 5.The move came just a day after Diyarbakir’s wall and its nearby Hevsel Gardens were added to the list as well. Link1 Link2

  • 07 Jul, 2015

  • Hidden history revealed in Ermenek

    Best known for coal, the ground beneath the southern Anatolian district of Ermenek is continuing to reveal priceless artifacts from humanity’s prehistoric era, as well as more recent ancient civilizations. Link

  • 05 Jul, 2015

  • Museum to bring Trojan treasures back

    Turkey will soon welcome back some of the priceless treasures of Troy from countries scattered around Europe following the completion of a museum to house the artifacts in the ancient city in the country’s northwest. Located in Tevfikiye village, the Troy Museum is set to be finished by the end of next year. The ancient city receives more than 500,000 visitors every year. Link

  • 05 Jul, 2015

  • Last Northern Anatolian amphitheater to be unearthed

    The last amphitheater of the northern Anatolian region will be unearthed in an excavation in Turkey’s province of Tokat. The amphitheater is located just east of the historic castle of Zile, a city with a long Roman history and battle that prompted Roman Emperor Julius Caesar’s famous phrase, “veni, vidi, vici” Link

  • 04 Jul, 2015

  • Kuruçeşme home to late Ottoman remains

    Archaeological excavations carried out for the restoration of Kuruçeşme facilities in Istanbul has unearthed many historical artifacts from the late Ottoman era. Among the findings are the remains of a bath and laundry as well as aqueducts. Link

  • 25 Jun, 2015

  • Fossils in Cappadocia to live on in geo-park

    A geo-park is set to be built in Cappadocia to display fossils that were unearthed during construction by the Housing Development Administration (TOKİ) last year in the Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir’s Gülşehir and Ürgüp districts. Link

  • 25 Jun, 2015

  • Ancient businessman becomes "honorary member"

    Opramoas, a businessman who lived in the ancient city of Rhodiapolis in the southern province of Antalya’s Kumluca district in the 2nd century A.D. and was known as an important civic benefactor, has become a “honorary member” of the Antalya Industrialists and Businessmen Association (ANSİAD) upon the application of Professor Nevzat Çevik. Link

  • 24 Jun, 2015