Ancient Turkey

Ancient Turkey

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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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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Sultan Murad V

Sultan Murad V was the eldest son of Sultan Abdülmecid. He was born to Şevkefza Kadınefendi in 1842. He received a good education from the famous teachers of the time. He traveled with his father to Thessaloniki and Aegean islands . His brother, Sultan Vahideddin once said, “We were eight brothers; the most valuable among …

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Heracles mosaic found in Alanya

During excavations being carried out in the ancient city of Syedra in the Alanya district of southern Antalya, an approximately 164-square-meter (1,765-square-foot) floor mosaic picturing the ancient Greek mythological hero Heracles, known as Hercules in Roman mythology, was found. The mosaic was discovered in the Roman bath of the ancient city and depicts the 12 labors of …

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Excavations reveal huge underground city in Mardin

Alarge number of artifacts belonging to the second and third centuries A.D. were unearthed in an underground city featuring places of worship, silos, water wells and passages with corridors in southeastern Mardin province’s Midyat district. Midyat, which is almost an open-air museum with its history and culture, offers a magical atmosphere to its visitors with stone houses, …

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Göbeklitepe’s latest mystery reveals stone tool

Located on a sun-blasted hillside in southeast Turkey, the world’s oldest religious sanctuary, Göbeklitepe, offers new information almost every day, allowing scientists to delve deeper into human history. A recent discovery has revealed the traces of stone tool technology produced by the printing method transferred from Siberia to Göbeklitepe. In Göbeklitepe, “Potbelly Hill” in Turkish, which …

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Anatolian bridge continent discovered after 40M years

An academic team comprised of Turkish, United States and French scientists have discovered a Turkey-dominated continent that disappeared about 40 million years ago. The team has given the continent the name “Balkanatolia” (“Balkanadolu” in Turkish), as it covers the Balkans and Anatolia. The authors of the study published in the journal Earth Science Reviews explained …

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