archeology

Georgia ready to preserve Mutso for Europa Nostra’s money

The National Agency for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Georgia submitted to the pan-European Federation for the Protection of Cultural Heritage Europa Nostra a grant project for the conservation of the medieval fortress-village of Mutso …

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 Ancient viking sword found in Turkey’s Antalya

A Viking sword estimated to date back to the 9th or 10th century was found in the ancient city of Patara in Turkey's southern Antalya province. The sword was discovered during excavation work being carried in Patara, which was at …

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Archaeologists discover ancient Greek settlement in Crimea

Researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences Archaeology Institute have discovered a previously unknown ancient Greek settlement in eastern Crimea, Chairman of the State Committee for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of …

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2,000-year-old villa unearthed in Turkey's Denizli

An archaeological team has unearthed a 12-room villa with mosaic-covered floors and walls decorated with colorful frescoes and vegetative geometric figures in the ancient city of Tripolis located in the southwestern Turkish province of …

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Göbeklitepe added to UNESCO heritage list

Göbeklitepe, a site in southeastern Turkey hailed as the world’s oldest temple, has been added to UNESCO World Heritage list, the country's Foreign Ministry said, adding that the decision was made during the ongoing 42nd UNESCO …

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Ancient city on sale in Turkey

The ancient city of Bargylia, a community dating back some 2,500 years, is seeking a new protector.  Bargylia, on the Turkish coast of the Aegean Sea in what was once governed by Athens, has been put up for sale for a snip at 35 …

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Mummy found in Iran could be of Reza Shah

A mummified body found near a shrine in Tehran could be of the early 20th-century Iranian monarch Reza Shah, a polarising figure whose reappearance would be problematic for the country’s present Islamic leaders.  …

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Neolithic stone burial site found on Russia-China border

Chinese archaeologists have discovered a Neolithic stone burial site by the side of a river on the border between China and Russia. The Xiaonanshan ruins in Raohe County, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, are located on the …

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Original St. Nicholas may have been discovered in Turkey

Turkish archaeologists believe they have found the tomb of the original Santa Claus, otherwise known as Saint Nicholas. An intact tomb has been found underneath Saint Nicholas Church, in the Demre district of Turkey's south-west …

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Broken dolmen reconstructed in Adygea

In Adygea, archaeologists and activists of the regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society reconstructed the dolmen supposedly destroyed by vandals. The restoration work was carried out under the guidance of Viktor Trifonov, the …

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World's first smiley discovered in Turkey

The origins of smiley could be nearly 4,000-years-old after archaeologists in southeastern Turkey excavated a pot that bore the ubiquitous symbol, which today is one of the most frequently used emoticons online. The roots of the symbol …

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Remains from 'skull cult' discovered in Turkey

Fragments of carved bone unearthed at an ancient site on a Turkish hillside are evidence that the people who spent time there belonged to a neolithic 'skull cult' – a group that embraces rituals around the heads of the dead. …

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