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World’s oldest Bronze Age metropolis faces ruin

The 5,000-year-old city of Mohenjodaro may be ruined in 20 years due to salt corrosion. Mohenjodaro was a major centre of the pre-Hindu Indus civilisation, which dates back to 3000 BC. Its estimated 40,000 inhabitants were contemporaries of Bronze Age civilisations in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Yellow River settlements of

Hellenistic statue of woman unearthed in Turkey

A 2,500-year-old statue of a woman has been found in the ancient city of Metropolis in Izmir’s Torbali district, Turkey. The head of the excavations, Trakya University Archaeology Department Associate Professor Serdar Aynek, said the headless, dressed, female statue was found buried in the city wall and that the statue reflected

Roman bath uncovered in ancient Metropolis

A Roman bath which dates back to the 2nd century B.C. has been unearthed in the ancient city of Metropolis in western Turkey. “This year we have discovered new buildings in Metropolis,” said Aybek, adding that one of these structures was a 100-square-meter Roman bath. The bath is covered with mosaics and

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