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Ancient Greek tragedy ‘Medea’ on stage

Under the direction of the world-famous Albanian artist Adonis Filipi, the İzmir State Theater's actors are rehearsing to present the play "Medea," which was first staged in 432 B.C., to the audience.

Written by Euripides, the ancient Greek tragedy "Medea" will meet the audience again in modern halls, ancient theaters and international festivals in İzmir.

Excavations continue in ancient Magnesia

Excavations in the ancient city of Magnesia in Aydın province's Ortaklar neighborhood are ongoing. Magnesia, known as the "city of incidents" since it has witnessed many important events throughout history, is best known for its temple dedicated to Artemis, the fourth biggest temple in Anatolia, and Zeus temples from the 3rd century B.C. (AA Photo)  

E-buggies replace horse carts at Jordan’s Petra

Horses and mules have long drawn tourist carriages through Jordan's ancient city of Petra, but animal rights concerns are driving a project to start replacing them with electric vehicles.

A small fleet of 10 rechargeable e-carts now take visitors through the rose-colored Siq or gorge leading to the famed capital of the Nabateans, which dates back to the first century BC.

One dead in mudslides that cut off Vancouver from rest of Canada

Police said on Nov. 16 at least one person has died in torrential rains that trapped motorists in mudslides, forced thousands to evacuate their homes and cut off Vancouver from the rest of Canada.

Search and rescue teams recovered the body of a woman from a mudslide near Lillooet, 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Vancouver, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

Photogrammetric map of Iasos made

The ancient city of Iasos, a port city founded by the Argosians in the western province of Muğla's Milas district, impresses visitors as it resembles an open-air museum with its great walls, aqueducts, agora, theater, Roman-era tombstones and fishermen's market.

Archaeological excavations continue in the ancient city, which is located in the Kıyıkışlacık neighborhood.