Category: Turkey

Current World Archaeology 7 years ago
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A superbly carved and intact lion sculpture, excavated by a Canadian team in south-eastern Turkey,…

Current World Archaeology 7 years ago
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I have returned to Knidos after 40 years. Across the decades you forget the outlines…

Current World Archaeology 7 years ago
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The house-proud Neolithic inhabitants of Çatalhöyük inadvertantly frustrated archaeologists by keeping their homes clean. Now…

Current World Archaeology 8 years ago
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Last summer, one day stands out above all others: my first trip to Gordion (ancient…

Current World Archaeology 8 years ago
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Spanning Emperor Constantine’s inauguration of Constantinople in AD 330 to the city’s fall to the…

Current World Archaeology 8 years ago
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To sail the Turkish Coast is to embark on an historical and archaeological adventure that…

Current World Archaeology 8 years ago
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For the Hittites of the Late Bronze Age it was a difficult, wild country where…

Current World Archaeology 8 years ago
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In his writings, Strabo explains that the city of Metropolis is 120 stadia from Ephesus…

Current World Archaeology 8 years ago
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Myra, on the southern coast of Turkey, was home to the 4th century bishop St…

Current World Archaeology 8 years ago
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As the capital of two great empires, Istanbul (and in its previous incarnation as Constantinople)…

Current World Archaeology 8 years ago
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Exquisitely located just 11km from the Mediterranean coast, the city was founded atop a 60m…

Current World Archaeology 8 years ago
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Sagalassos lies about 100km north of Perge, some 1,450-1,750m above sea level. It was occupied…