Tag: Heritage

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Over 41 000 artefacts seized in global operation targeting the illicit trafficking of cultural goods

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Over 41 000 cultural goods such as coins, paintings and drawings, furniture and musical instruments, porcelain, archaeological and paleontological objects, books and manuscripts and sculptures were …

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Ancient crown seized in Istanbul

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A 2,200-year-old crown and silver bowl have been seized by police in Istanbul during a hotel raid against historical artifact smugglers. Credit: Hurriyet Daily News The …

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2,300-year-old road destroyed to make way for villagers’ olive groves in SW Turkey

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Four kilometers of a 2,300-year-old stone road, which connects the ancient cities of Alinda and Herakleia (Latmos) in the western province of Aydın’s Söke district, have …

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Philip II’s palace at Aigai to open to the public in May

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Work is proceeding at a fast pace to prepare the magnificent palace of Aigai in the region of Pella, northern Greece, for its opening to the …

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Restoration works in the Room of Achilles at Nero's Golden House completed

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After a five-month-long restoration, parts of the Room of Achilles at Skyros in the Domus Aurea (Golden House in Latin), the vast palace built by Emperor …

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1,700-year-old altar found in Turkey's Afyonkarahisar stolen

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An invaluable ancient altar from the Roman period discovered in western Turkey’s Afyonkarahisar province during sewage works last year has been stolen, reports said Monday. Credit: …

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Iraq foils smuggling of USD13 million antiquities smuggling to Turkey

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Iraq has foiled an attempt to smuggle antiquities worth millions of dollars to Turkey, its interior ministry said on Saturday. A destroyed artifact is seen at …