Ancient Countries

Ancient Countries

Sultan Osman Gazi

Osman I or Osman Ghazi (Ottoman Turkish: عثمان غازى, romanized: ʿOsmān Ġāzī; Turkish: I. Osman or Osman Gazi; died 1323/4), sometimes transliterated archaically as Othman, was the founder of the Ottoman Empire. Perhaps it is the scarcity of information about the life of the founder of the Ottoman dynasty that makes it all the more intriguing. Historians …

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Lost ancient Peruvian fresco

BY AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE – AFP Archaeologists have unearthed a pre-Hispanic fresco depicting mythological scenes in northern Peru, which had been lost for a century. “It’s an exceptional discovery, first of all, because it is rare to unearth wall paintings of such quality in pre-Colombian archaeology,” said Sam Ghavami, the Swiss archaeologist who led excavations that …

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Terracotta Army

New sculptures have been discovered in the mausoleum of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, which is famous for being guarded by the Terracotta Army, the thousands of sculptures of soldiers made from clay. Archeologists excavating the burial pit in the huge tomb in the city of Xian discovered 1,400 new soldier statues, …

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Caanite inscription on ancient comb Discovered

Archaeologists have discovered a rare inscription on an ivory comb that sheds new light on the use of the Canaanite language some 3,700 years ago, marking what is likely the oldest-known full sentence in the Canaanite alphabetical script. The inscription encourages people to comb their hair and beards to rid themselves of lice. The sentence …

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Ancient female figurine found in Türkiye’s Izmir

Aclay statuette of a female figure dating back 7,800 years was unearthed during the Ulucak Mound excavation in the Kemalpaşa district of the western province of Izmir. Professor Özlem Çevik from the Department of Protohistory and Pre-Asian Archeology at Trakya University’s Faculty of Letters, who is leading the excavations in Ulucak, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that …

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