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Temple of Zeus to regain former glory with new columns

The Temple of Zeus Lepsynos in the ancient city of Euromos in southwestern Turkey will regain former glory with the resurrection of newly excavated columns.

Work is being done to make stand still missing columns of the temple, which was built in the second century B.C. in the Milas district of Muğla province.

History being rewritten at train station in Istanbul

History is being rewritten with archaeological excavations at Haydarpaşa Train Station in Istanbul's Kadıköy district, which was known as Chalcedon (the Land of the Blind) in ancient times.

The excavations, which have been continuing for nearly three years, shed light on the history of Kadıköy from the 5th century BC to the early era of the Turkish Republic.

Mummified skeletons found in Turkey’s west

Mummified skeletons have been unearthed from recently discovered sarcophaguses (stone coffins) in Hisardere necropolis (cemetery), Iznik district of Turkey's Bursa province.

Excavation is being carried out by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism under the supervision of Aygün Ekin Meriç, an academic at the Archeology Department of İzmir's Dokuz Eylül University.

8,000-year-old village life to be exhibited

The findings unearthed in the Aşağıpınar archeological excavations in the northwestern province of Kırklareli will be passed down to future generations in an open-air time tunnel on the site.

Started in 1993, the studies on the site revealed the traces of the region's oldest farming communities which brought agriculture and village settlement from Anatolia to Thrace.

Ancient Soli Pompeiopolis to become archaeopark

Archaeologists in southern Turkey are working to turn the ancient city of Soli Pompeiopolis into an open-air museum, or an archaeopark, the head of excavations at the site has said.

"Our aim is to establish the connection between the areas we're excavating and turn this place into an archaeopark," archeologist Remzi Yağcı said at the dig site in the province of Mersin.