Ancient peoples of Anatolia

Seal impressions shed light on ancient bureaucracy

Archeologists are tracing ancient seal impressions found in the 7,000-year-old Arslantepe Mound in the eastern province of Malatya to understand how bureaucracy was born.


Seal impressions found in excavations at the mound, which is on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Permanent List, shed light on the bureaucratic structure of the period.

Hidden gem of Phrygia becomes tourist hub

A hidden gem in the ancient Phrygian Valley has become an alternative tourist destination in western Turkey with many historical places and "fairy chimneys" it boasts.

The Üçlerkayası village in the İhsaniye district of Afyonkarahisar province is a "hidden paradise," according to Tanju Tetik, the head of the Phrygian Culture Foundation.