Works to excavate an ancient Roman bath in Turkey's Central Anatolian province of Yozgat have been stopped due to lack of financial funding. The area is now fenced off, and visitors are barred from entry.
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.
Turkish scientists have uncovered animal footprints imprinted in the ground as far back as 22-33 million years ago. The footprints likely belong to a member of the double-hoofed horse family, an expert said. The imprints are said to be unique in that no remains have been so far found from this family of animals in Turkey.
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."
The tomb and gold jewels of a woman dubbed the "Carian Princess" can now be seen in the Aegean province of Muğla's Bodrum Castle. Recovered in 1989, the body is thought to belong to a woman in her 40s.
The 2,750-year-old body of a toddler was found wearing bronze, dragon-shaped bracelets in the southeastern province of Van. The excavation head said that the area where the body was found is still a mystery.
Heavy machinery was used during "renovation" works on an ancient bridge in Sivas. Environmental rights defender Güven İslamoğlu said on Aug. 19 that work had been stopped. The incident follows nationwide controversy surrounding the destruction of ancient walls in Istanbul's Galata Tower.
Turkey's news agenda has focused on "renovations" that resulted in dramatic results, often adding incoherent elements. Most recently, footage of "renovation" in Istanbul's Galata Tower had shown workers drilling into original walls.
The Turkish government reclaimed 65 thousand historical artifacts in a raid in Aegean provinces of Izmir and Manisa, halting the largest heist in the history of the republic. Seven suspects were detained for the attempted heist.
A large piece of air conditioning equipment was removed from the chimney of an ancient palace in Istanbul following public outcry about its installment. The 16th century palace was commissioned by Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificient.
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.
Artifacts from Istanbul's ancient Hagia Sophia will be displayed in a nearby public building that will be transformed into a museum. Formerly used as a land office, the late-19th-century building in historical Sultanahmet will be converted on the president's orders.
The German archaeologist who uncovered the ancient site of Göbekli Tepe, Klaus Schmidt was remembered on the sixth anniversary of his death. The scientist has a global legacy for uncovering "ground zero of human history."
American academic Thomas Whittemore was approved by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk to restore the Hagia Sophia's mosaics in 1931. Although the space opened as a museum in three years, the restoration went on for another 15.