World Bulletin / News Desk
A four and half-thousand year-old dwelling belonging to an important ruler is the latest find from an archeological dig referred to as the Kultepe mound, in a district of Kayseri, in central Turkey.
“There is no such a huge building like this in Anatolia and Middle East. We are only at the certain part of the building right now. We will see an enormous structure once we discover it all. This is not a private house. It is most probably an administrative body. We believe that this is a building where Kanis King lives or governs his kingdom,” Prof. Fikri Kuloglu, Ankara University archaeologist and head of the Kultepe archaeological excavation, told an AA reporter.
The archeologist says the thousands of seals found (probably from Northern Syria) tell that there was "international and systematical trade" in those times and the archaeological excavations in coming years will give further evidence of those trade activities.
Kultepe, ancient mound covering the Bronze Age city of Kanesh, is in central Turkey. Kultepe was known to archaeologists during the 19th century, but it began to attract particular attention as the reputed source of so-called Cappadocian tablets in Old Assyrian cuneiform writing and language.
Traditional dresses are considered to be a significant part of cultural heritage, but there is no homogeneous dressing culture in Albania.
There were three different categories in which gates were classified according to their locations, namely, Marmara, Golden Horn and the gates on the land. Today, some of Istanbul's districts are named after these gates.
The discovery includes a ritual cart, arrow heads, spear heads, holy grails and even a Cypro-Minoan writings.
Although plans for the restoration had been in the pipeline for some time, a minor accident on the roof of the Bazaar during the shooting of the film Skyfall accelerated the project.
Iranian violin virtuoso Farjad: “I’d like to live in Konya, Turkey very much. It's because I want to be very close to Jelaluddin Rumi who is one of my inspirational sources in life. After my death I want to be buried somewhere close to his tomb in Konya.”
Under the Ottoman rule for more than 500 years, Macedonia inherited historical monuments as well as city names. Although some of these names have now changed, others still protect their Ottoman heritage.
The return of the monastery to the minority community was first brought up following the declaration of Turkey's democratization packet in October 2013.
Stuck between Albania and Macedonia, in Gora province's villages called Plava and Mlika artifacts and ruin are found from Seljuks period.
Athens's fist mosque will be in a military facility in Votanikos district and after the projects finalizes a road will be built.
Built in the beginning of 16th century by the Mughal Empire (Babur) the village was named after the founder Gakarli Sadi Han and called Saidpor.
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The Goethe Institute will screen a series of Japanese films as part of the 11th Ankara Japanese Film Festival.
Located in the west, on the historic peninsula of Istanbul, Gulhane Park has withstood the transformation of Istanbul from the Ottoman Empire to now.
Turkey's Deputy PM Isler says Turkey will restore Mausoleum of Gul Baba in Budapest, Hungary.
Turkish coffee has been consumed in former Ottoman countries for centuries.
One of the unique specialities Binzerte has is the natural water channels that were re-opened during the French colonial period linking Binzerte Lake to the Mediterranean.