Antalya

Ancient gate now ‘brand new’

In the 800-year-old Alaaddin Mosque built in Seljuk style in the southern province of Antalya's Korkuteli district, the restoration of the crown gate has been finished. The ancient gate, which was rebuilt from scratch with new stone, is now "brand new." Many of the decorations and motifs of the historical gate, which are considered as masterpieces, are now missing.

Xanthos mosaics unprotected

The mosaics in the ancient city of Xanthos in the southern province of Antalya's Kaş district, are now unprotected. The magnificent mosaics had a water-resistant geotextile barrier during the time of the former president of excavations. But as the barrier eroded, the mosaics are now exposed to the elements of nature.

Patara Lighthouse waiting for conservation board’s green light to come to surface

At 24 meters in height, the Patara Lighthouse in the ancient city of Patara, located in the southern province of Antalya's Kaş district, will be erected again once the Antalya Conservation Board gives an approval for the restoration project.

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