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    Roman sorcerer’s tomb found in Anatolia

    (ORDO NEWS) — In the ancient city of Sagalassos, an unusual cremation burial was discovered – twice sealed and strewn with curved nails. Scientists believe that in this way they tried to protect the world of the living from some potentially restless dead. Sagalassos was founded at the end of the 5th century BC, when the region was part of the Achaemenid Empire. And by the 2nd century BC, it…

  • News Headlinesoldest fortification system in Anatolia is Kuruchay Hoyuk about 8000 years old 1

    Oldest fortification system in Anatolia is “Kuruchay Hoyuk”, about 8000 years old

    (ORDO NEWS) — Kurucay hoyuk is located near the village of Kuruchay, fifteen kilometers south of Burdur. The mound itself is located on one of the hills sloping down to the basin of Lake Burdur. The excavations on Kuruchay mound were carried out in 1978-1988 under the direction of Prof. Dr. Refik Duru. Although 13 layers of settlements were discovered during the excavation of this mound, domestic grain or plant…

  • News HeadlinesRoman sarcophagus with title Protector of the Emperor found in Anatolia 1

    Roman sarcophagus with title “Protector of the Emperor” found in Anatolia

    (ORDO NEWS) — A sarcophagus with the title “protector of the emperor” was discovered in the province of Kocaeli in western Turkey. With the discovery of the sarcophagus, for the first time in Anatolia, a soldier was documented who bore the title “protector of the emperor.” Archaeological remains of the material culture were discovered during the construction of the foundation of the building between 2017 and 2019. A rescue excavation…

  • News HeadlinesCemetery of Roman legionaries found for the first time in Anatolia 1

    Cemetery of Roman legionaries found for the first time in Anatolia

    (ORDO NEWS) — In the ancient city of Satala on the territory of modern Turkey, archaeologists have unearthed a necropolis carved into the rock in a fortress from the time of the Roman Empire. This is the first find of its kind in the region. Until now, scientists have never found military burials of the times of Ancient Rome on the territory of Anatolia, although these lands became a Roman…

  • News HeadlinesPalace of Genghis Khans grandson found in Anatolia 1

    Palace of Genghis Khan’s grandson found in Anatolia

    (ORDO NEWS) — The first excavations of Mongolian researchers outside their country brought very impressive results: they discovered the place where Khan Hulagu lived. Turkish and Mongolian archaeologists conducted archaeological research in the province of Van (Turkey). The excavations began after scientists from the Department of History of the Mongolian State University discovered in ancient Persian and Armenian sources information about the location of the summer palace of Hulagu Khan,…

  • News Headlinesoldest fortification system in Anatolia Kuruchay Hoyuk is about 8000 years old 1

    Oldest fortification system in Anatolia – Kuruchay Hoyuk is about 8000 years old

    (ORDO NEWS) — Kurucay hoyuk is located near the village of Kuruchay, fifteen kilometers south of Burdur. The mound itself is located on one of the hills sloping down to the basin of Lake Burdur. The excavations on Kuruchay mound were carried out in 1978-1988 under the direction of Prof. Dr. Refik Duru. Although 13 layers of settlements were discovered during the excavation of this mound, domestic grain or plant…

  • News HeadlinesRoman sarcophagus with the title Protector of the Emperor was first found in Anatolia 1

    Roman sarcophagus with the title Protector of the Emperor was first found in Anatolia

    (ORDO NEWS) — A sarcophagus with the title “protector of the emperor” was discovered in the province of Kocaeli in western Turkey. With the discovery of the sarcophagus, for the first time in Anatolia, a soldier was documented bearing the title “protector of the emperor.” Archaeological remains of the material culture were discovered during the construction of the foundation of the building between 2017 and 2019. A rescue excavation initiated…

  • News HeadlinesIn Anatolia found the sarcophagus of the protector of the emperor 1

    In Anatolia found the sarcophagus of the protector of the emperor

    (ORDO NEWS) — During the construction of the building, workers discovered a cemetery of 37 graves. One burial was unique. In the city of Izmit (the ancient name is Nicomedia) in the north-west of modern Turkey, local public utilities were building a new building for their office. And they stumbled upon a whole cemetery hidden underground. Next, archaeologists from the University of Marmara, led by Huseyin Sami Öztürk, got down…

  • News HeadlinesChristian underground city found in Anatolia 1

    Christian underground city found in Anatolia

    (ORDO NEWS) — Excavations that began with a small cave in a city in southeastern Turkey have led to an unexpected discovery. Archaeological work began two years ago in the city of Midyat in the Turkish province of Mardin as part of a project to clean up and preserve historic streets and buildings. Next to one of the houses, archaeologists stumbled upon a cave: during its inspection , it turned…