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Ephesus excavations canceled

Diplomatic tension between Austria and Turkey has brought about an early halt to this year’s archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Ephesus, which are carried out by the Austrian Archaeology Institute, Hurriyet Daily News …

Ancient palace discovered in Azerbaijan’s Shamkir

An international Azerbaijan-Germany archeological expedition is continuing excavations near Shamkir’s Garajamirli village, at the site of an ancient town believed to have been founded 2500 years ago. The expedition has …

Food jars of Sassanid dynasty uncovered in Persian Gulf

Iranian archaeologists have retrieved pottery pieces and other artifacts dating back to the epoch of the ancient Persian Sassanid dynasty from the bottom of the Persian Gulf during excavations, the Mehr news agency reports. …