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Turkey celebrates return of over 3,500 artifacts

Officials in Turkey held a ceremony celebrating the return of 3,609 artifacts which had been smuggled out of Anatolia into Serbia. Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Ertu?rul Günay attended the ceremony at his ministry's opera building on the occasion of the return of 1,865 artifacts that had been illegally transported to

4,000-year-old cuneiform tablets found in Turkey

Archaeologists have unearthed 4,000-year-old cuneiform tablets which detail a trade agreement at Kultepe-Karum in Turkey. Archeologists have been carrying out excavations in Karum hamlet near Kultepe tumulus, where Assyrians used to live, since 1948. They have unearthed some 23,000 cuneiform-script tablets so far. "Around 4,500 tablets have been smuggled abroad

4,000-year-old prisons in Anatolia

Excavations in Turkey have revealed that there were prisons in Anatolia dating as far back as 4,000 years. peaking to the Anatolia news agency on Friday, Kulako?lu said their excavation work at Kültepe has revealed information about the lifestyles of peoples living there thousands of years ago, including new discoveries