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Photo Essay: Archaeology opportunity in Turkey (Includes first-hand account)

Photo Essay:  Archaeology opportunity in Turkey (Includes first-hand account) | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Turkey is an archaeologist's dream. Not only does it offer amazing Mesopotamian, Greek, Roman, Byzantium, and Ottoman ruins, it also offers yet un-explored sites for those interested in archaeology.
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If you ever ever get a chance to go to Turkey!   -  Just go!

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Hürriyet Daily News | PHOTO Gallery - Gladiators

Hürriyet Daily News | PHOTO Gallery - Gladiators | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Antalya province began staging arena fight enactments for entertaining the tourist population as Turkish gladiators took the stage. AA Photo


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ARCHAEOLOGY - Excavation reveals ancient hair fashion

ARCHAEOLOGY - Excavation reveals ancient hair fashion | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists conducting excavations in the northwestern province of Çanakkale’s Ayvacık district have discovered hairpins thought to be over two millennia old, proving that ancient societies also had a pronounced desire to “look good,” according to researchers.

 

“The hairpins show us that there was a high demand for them in ancient times. Maybe their existence shows us that there was a small atelier for hair pin production here,” said Professor Nurettin Arslan of Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, the head of the excavations, adding that women of the age placed great importance in being well-groomed and stylish.

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Historic stadium found in Aydın

ARCHAEOLOGY - Historic stadium found in Aydın | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The best-preserved stadium in the Anatolian region has been found at the ancient city of Magnesia in the Aegean
province of Aydın’s Germencik.

 

During excavation in the ancient city of Magnesia, located in the Ortaklar district of Germencik in the Aegean province of Aydın, the best preserved stadium in Anatolia has been unearthed. Excavations and restoration works have continued for 28 years under the leadership of the head of the Ankara University Archaeology Department Professor Orhan Bingöl.

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Headless statues unearthed in Aphrodisias excavations

ARCHAEOLOGY - Headless statues unearthed in Aphrodisias excavations | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The ongoing excavation works at one of Turkey’s most important archaeological...
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