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1800-year-old Zerzevan Castle entrance found

Archaeologists have unearthed the 1800-year-old entrance of the Castle of Zerzevan, situated in the Çınar district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır and is on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List.

"We have found the most important point to examine the architecture of the defense of the castle," said Aytaç Coşkun, the head of the excavation team.

Ancient city of Ephesus limits visitor numbers

Turkey's iconic ancient city of Ephesus in the picturesque Aegean region has decided to limit the number of daily visitors due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

A total of 650 people will be allowed to visit the historic site at a time, said Cengiz Topal, director of the Ephesus Museum.

Normally around 10,000 people visit the site daily, he told Anadolu Agency.

Ancient Petra a ghost town as pandemic hits Jordan tourism

For over two millennia the ancient city of Petra has towered majestically over the Jordanian desert. Today its famed rose-red temples hewn into the rockface lie empty and silent.    

As the novel coronavirus spread around the world, Jordanian authorities imposed a lockdown, and the last tourists left on March 16, a day before the Hashemite kingdom closed its borders.    

Part of China’s Great Wall not built for war: Study

The northern segment of the Great Wall of China was built not to block invading armies but rather to monitor civilian movement, an Israeli archaeologist said on June 9.

When researchers fully mapped the Great Wall's 740-kilometer (460-mile), Northern Line, for the first time, their findings challenged previous assumptions.

Unearthed relic in Patara honors Roman senator

An unearthed inscription in the ancient city of Patara in Turkey's Mediterranean coast, honors the Roman senator Tiberius Claudius Flavianus Titianus Celer.  

Located in the Kaş district of southwestern Antalya province, Patara is known as the capital of the ancient Lycian civilization, which consisted of 23 cities in the middle of the first century BC.

Inscription unearthed in ancient city of Patara

An excavation team in the ancient city of Patara, located in Turkey's Mediterranean coast, unearthed an inscription in an ancient theater.

Located in the Kaş district of southwestern Antalya province, Patara is known as the capital of the ancient Lycian civilization, which consisted of 23 cities in the middle of the first century BC.

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