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August 25, 2018

“The chemical dyes of the carpets that were woven 40 to 50 years ago were so bright that they exhaust your eyes”

“Intangible cultural heritage” is the term affixed by cultural policy makers to mark aspects of culture beyond the built environment, such as architecture, a...

October 16, 2017

The Zeugma Mosaic Museum in in Gaziantep, Turkey opened in 2011 as the largest mosaic museum in the world. Containing some 1700m2 of mosaics, the museum focuses on the ancient Greek city of Zeugma, which was scheduled to be flooded in the early part of the current cent...

June 21, 2017

The Scottish capital of Edinburgh is known for its two distinctive historic neighborhoods—the medieval portion containing the Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the “museum mile,” and the spectacularly modern parliament building and the Georgian-period New Town with th...

September 7, 2016

A massive dam project begun in the 1950s is now reaching completion, and the subsequent filling of the reservoir created by the dam threatens to drown this ancient Turkish town, and force its current residents to abandon it.


Dam Project Threatens to Submerge Thousan...

August 29, 2016

Although flood waters from construction of a dam have submerged much of the ancient city of Zeugma in Turkey, archaeologists excavating at the site recently uncovered spectacular, and spectacularly preserved, mosaics dating to ancient Greece some 2,200 years ago.



August 11, 2016

Mount Nemrut in southeastern Turkey contains a religious sanctuary and tomb built by King Antiochus, dating to 62BC. This World Heritage site is particularly notable for its massive stone statues of lions, eagles, and numerous gods, as shown in this pictorial essay.


July 5, 2016

From its initial construction in 537 AD, this religious structure in Istanbul, Turkey, one of the most famous in the world, was initially an Orthodox cathedral, then a Roman Catholic cathedral, and later a mosque, before being converted to a museum in 1935. The recent...

June 30, 2016

A group of headless skeletons led archaeologists to develop an interesting theory about this unique burial process at Çatalhöyük in Anatolia.


These Ancient Headless Corpses Were Defleshed By Griffon Vultures

By Kristina Killgrove


June 9, 2016

June 28, 2016

Straddling the European-Asian border at the Strait of Bosphorus, Istanbul is a city that has been influenced by numerous cultures.


Ease into Istanbul’s peaceful exploration on banks of 2 continents

By Lark Gould

Washington Times

June 24, 2016

June 28, 2016

This message is incorporated into a 3rd-century BC “skeleton mosaic” unearthed in Turkey.


‘Be cheerful, live your life:’ Ancient mosaic ‘meme’ found in Turkey’s south

Anadolu Agency Daily News

April 22, 2016

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