• Hittite sculptures to be displayed at open-air museum

    A site in the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat’s Sorgun district, which the ancient Hittites had used as a sculpture atelier, will be reorganized as an open-air museum by Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Ministry. 
    As part of the project, the Karakız, Kazankaya, Armutlu and Hapis Boğazı neighborhoods will be declared as first degree archaeological areas, according to local Mayor Osman Yılmaz. Link

  • 07 Jan, 2015

  • !f İstanbul expands to 34 cities -- from Yerevan to Jerusalem

    Next month's !f İstanbul International Independent Film Festival will reach out to cineastes in 29 cities across Turkey and in an additional six locations abroad -- including the Armenian and Israeli capitals -- with special screenings, the organizers of the event announced Wednesday. Link

  • 07 Jan, 2015

  • Turkey certifies its sites on UNESCO heritage list

    UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova handed over the certificate documenting the entry of Bursa’s Cumalıkızık and İzmir’s Bergama, also known as Pergamon, to Çelik at a ceremony at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara on Jan. 6. Link

  • 06 Jan, 2015

  • Ephesus’ dream of entering UNESCO World Heritage List to come true this year

    The ancient city of Ephesus in western Turkey is expected to enter the UNESCO World Heritage List this year, after 22 years of efforts. Dating back to the 6th century B.C., Ephesus hosts around 2 million local and international tourists every year. Although it has been added to the UNESCO tentative list, along with 37 other sites in Turkey, it has failed to be included in the main list so far. Link

  • 06 Jan, 2015

  • Heritage fair to be held in February

    Heritage 2015 “Restoration, Archeology and Museum Technologies” fair and conferences will be held between Feb. 5 and 7 in Turkey. The events will be held at the Istanbul Lutfi Kirdar Convention & Exhibition Center, aiming to bring together institutions, universities, governmental bodies, associations with the companies and suppliers from the sector that are working to conserve, preserve and transfer the historic and artistic assets of Turkey to the future. Link

  • 06 Jan, 2015

  • Works end in Stratonikeia

    The latest excavation season has ended in the ancient city of Stratonikeia in the western province of Muğla’s Yatağan district. Professor Bilal Söğüt, head of the excavations, said they had worked for some six months in 2014 with 50 academics and workers. Link

  • 05 Jan, 2015