An inscribed tablet aged around 1,800 years was returned to Turkey after being stolen from a western ancient city in the 90s. Dating back to third century B.C.,the tablet was taken to Italy and confiscated by Italian police in 1997.
A few pieces were noted missing in Mediterranean Antalya's Archaeology and History Museum, prompting an investigation, daily Hürriyet reported. Awarded "European Council's Museum of the Year" in 1988, the 30,000 square-meter space houses 14 galleries, gardens and an open-air display.
An ancient Hittite village in southeastern Turkey faces the risk of being submerged underwater because of a nearby lagoon construction. The 13th-century settlement is considered to be the world's "oldest sculpture studio."
Ancient Roman toilets and baths will be displayed in southwestern Denizli's Tripolis settlement by summer of 2021. The excavation head noted that the toilets and baths were connected through waterways and sewage, adding the importance of toilets for Roman urban architecture.
Turkish archaeologist Dr. Vuslat Müller Karpe was buried in the ancient city of Samuha where she has led excavation work for the past 15 years. The 3,800-years-old settlement was a political hub in the Hittite civilization.
Part of Istanbul's ancient city walls collapsed in the historic Sulukule neighborhood. The collapse is the second in the past two months, with another part crumbling on May 3.
Turkey's Agriculture and Forestry Ministry said that nobody suffered from damages in the ancient city of Hasankeyf whose residents were forced to evacuate. The settlement was submerged by the water of Ilısu Dam and ancient remains were transported to a nearby plane for display.
A 1300-year-old mosaic portrait was confiscated in the western province of Bursa where five suspects were trying to sell it. All of the suspects were detained by police.
Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio will be walking a special runway transformed into the ancient site of Göbekli Tepe at the Dosso Dossi Fashion Show in Istanbul. "We will create a fresh angle by combining the mystery of Göbekli Tepe with fashion," said Hikmet Eraslan the Board Chairman of Dosso Dossi Holding.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said 2020 will be the "year of Patara" on Feb. 12. Patara is an ancient city located in located in Turkey’s Mediterranean resort city of Antalya which served as the Lycian civilization's main port city.