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Some 2,500-year-old objects made from goat bones unearthed in Turkey’s west
Some 2,500-year-old objects made from goat bones unearthed in Turkey’s west
A large number of goat bones and objects made from them have been found during the ongoing archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Aigai, whose history dates back to the eighth century BC.The relationship between goat species in ancient times an
2020-9-18 11:20
New god, goddess figurines found in Kültepe
New god, goddess figurines found in Kültepe
Some 15 new god and goddess figurines have been found during ongoing archaeological excavations atKültepeKaniş/Karum Mound in the Central Anatolian province ofKayseri.Excavations started 72 years ago in the area called “Kültepe” due to its ashy s
2020-9-18 11:18
1800-year-old stele on way back from Italy after 23 years
1800-year-old stele on way back from Italy after 23 years
Turkey’sCulture and Tourism Ministryhas finally managed to retrieve the nearly 1800-year-old Lydian temple stele, which it had been chasing for 23 years fromItaly.“The stele will be delivered to our embassy in Rome on Sept. 19 and will be brought back to
2020-9-18 11:13
Historical rituals in Göbeklitepe become documentary
Historical rituals in Göbeklitepe become documentary
The rituals of the historical area ofGöbeklitepe, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, have become the subject of adocumentarytitled “The Residents of Göbeklitepe.”Defined as “the zero point of history” in the southeastern provinc
2020-9-18 11:11
Nemrut – The Mountain Tomb
Nemrut – The Mountain Tomb
Nemrut is a mountain in the Taurus Mountain range that separates the Mediterranean coastal region from the central Anatolian Plateau in southern Turkey.
2020-9-18 11:07
Mycenae, the Bronze Age Kingdom of Agamemnon, Damaged by Wildfire
Mycenae, the Bronze Age Kingdom of Agamemnon, Damaged by Wildfire
Credit: AMNASections of the archaeological site of Mycenae,the bronze age kingdom of Agamemnon, were damaged by a wildfire on Sunday.Visitors and staff at the archaeological site were earlier evacuated as a precaution.In an announcement the Ministry of Cu
2020-9-18 10:59
Oldest human cremation in the Near East unearthed
Oldest human cremation in the Near East unearthed
9,000 years ago, a young adult was cremated in a pit of flowers.The Beisamoun pyre fields, where the cremated burial was discovered, during the crepuscular hours.(Image: © © Mission Beisamoun)The oldest known person to be intentionally c
2020-9-17 17:32
3,200-year-old Egyptian-built fortress found in Israel
3,200-year-old Egyptian-built fortress found in Israel
The Egyptians and the Canaanites built this fortress.An aerial view of the fortress discovered in central Israel. Notice the rooms that lined its sides.(Image: © Emil Aljem/IAA)Archaeologists inIsraelhave discovered a 3,200-year-old fortress buil
2020-9-17 15:56
2,200-year-old Chinese text may be oldest surviving anatomical atlas
2,200-year-old Chinese text may be oldest surviving anatomical atlas
The texts were written on silk and buried in a tomb.Ancient texts written on silk and found inside the tombs at Mawangdui, China, may represent the oldest surviving anatomical atlas.(Image: © The History Collection / Alamy Stock Photo)A series of
2020-9-17 15:48
Researcher Says Female Artisans May Have Created Fine Pottery During Archaic Period
Researcher Says Female Artisans May Have Created Fine Pottery During Archaic Period
The Ancient Greek Dipylon amphora, from ca. 700 BC. Could it have been created by a woman? A Canadian researcher now believes this may have been the case. Photo: WikipediaThe striking, nearly 5-foot tall Dipylon Amphora, from approximately 700 BC, is a ma
2020-8-24 12:31
3,000-year-old head may be face of God
3,000-year-old head may be face of God
A clay head that dates back almost 3,000 years may be a rare depiction of Yahweh, — God — whose image the Israelites were forbidden from creating according to the Ten Commandments, an archaeologist reports.But two experts in the field have denounced the i
2020-8-24 12:03
Foreign dynasty's rise to power in ancient Egypt was an inside job
Foreign dynasty's rise to power in ancient Egypt was an inside job
The Hyksos once ruled Egypt, but they didn't arrive as invaders.
2020-7-20 11:06
Protecting heritage sites a priority
Protecting heritage sites a priority
Folk houses in Zhuoshuiancient town are besieged by flooding in Chongqing, on June 28, 2020. 3.5m yuan allocated to a fund for rescue work amid floods in southern provincesProtection and reinforcement of cultural heritage sites in flood-hit provinces in S
2020-7-20 10:58
Timgad – The Veteran Roman Colony
Timgad – The Veteran Roman Colony
Timgad, also called Thamugas or Thamugadi is an archaeological site and ancient Roman city, located near the modern-day town of Timgad in the Aurès Mountains of Algeria.Timgad was founded by Emperor Trajan around AD 100 as “Colonia Marciana Ulpia Traiana
2020-7-20 10:56
Roman River Cruiser
Roman River Cruiser
Strip miners in the eastern Serbian townof Drmno uncovered a flat-bottomed ship and twomonoxyles, or dugout longboats, along the banks of an ancient tributary of the Danube near the garrison at the Roman city of Viminacium. Measuring nearly 50 feet long a
2020-7-13 17:28

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