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The 2600-Year-Old Altar Unearthed at Oluz Mound Will Shed Light on the History of Ancient Near Eastern Religion

The 2600-Year-Old Altar Unearthed at Oluz Mound Will Shed Light on the History of Ancient Near Eastern Religion

The 2600-year-old Median period altar discovered in Oluz Höyük, which has a history of 6000 years, will shed light on the religious history and religious archeology of Asia Minor. Oluz Höyük is located 3 kilometers south of the Amasya-Çorum highway, about 2 kilometers northwest of Gözlek Village, and approximately 5 kilometers east of Toklucak (formerly…

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Demeter figurines were found in the ancient city of Aigai, the land of goats

Demeter figurines were found in the ancient city of Aigai, the land of goats

During the excavation works at Aigai Ancient City, which derives its name from the Greek word ‘αίγα’ meaning goat, two statuettes depicting Demeter, known in Greek mythology as the goddess of earth and fertility, along with fragments of an embossed vase, were found in a cistern. Aigai is located near the Köseler neighborhood of Yunt…

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1,600-year-old woman's sandal and comb found in the wreckage of the Theodosius Harbor

1,600-year-old woman’s sandal and comb found in the wreckage of the Theodosius Harbor

The 1,600-year-old sandal and comb unearthed during excavations at Theodosius Harbor (Portus Theodosiacus), the second largest port built on the shores of the Marmara Sea, captivate onlookers. Conducted concurrently with the construction of the Marmaray and metro projects aimed at addressing Istanbul’s transportation issues, the excavations resulted in the most comprehensive archaeological surface survey of…

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During the basic excavation, settlement dating back to the Roman and Hellenistic periods was discovered

During the basic excavation, settlement dating back to the Roman and Hellenistic periods was discovered

A citizen in the northern Turkish city of Samsun, while excavating foundations for a residential construction, uncovered traces of a settlement that are considered to belong to the Hellenistic, Roman, and Eastern Roman periods. İlkadım district, Tepecik neighborhood, a citizen initiated excavation work on their own titled land to build a house. During the foundation…

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Kastabala Ancient City

Kastabala Ancient City, the “Ephesus” of Çukurova, whose name is determined by an Aramaic inscription

Kastabala, located about 12 kilometers north of the city center of Osmaniye in the southern region of Türkiye, is an ancient city with a history dating back approximately 2,000 years. Kastabala, situated to the northwest of the Ceyhan River, often referred to as the “Ephesus of Çukurova.” The Kastabala archaeological site is situated at the…

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A painted, wild boar sculpture was discovered at Göbeklitepe

A painted, wild boar sculpture discovered at Göbeklitepe

Exciting discoveries have been made at Göbeklitepe and Karahantepe, often referred to as the “zero point” of history. In Göbeklitepe, a life-sized sculpture of a wild boar was unearthed. As part of the Taş Tepeler project, which sheds light on prehistory and has seen highly significant discoveries on a global scale, the archaeological excavations carried…

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