Medusa mosaic reopens to visitors

The Medusa mosaic and the Odeon stoa floor mosaic in the ancient city of Kibyra in the southern province of Burdur are now open to visitors again. The artifacts, which remain closed during the winter months for protection against climatic conditions, will be open to visitors until the end of November.

US returns $8 mln of stolen treasures to Türkiye

United States authorities have returned $8 million of stolen antiquities, some of which were plundered as far back as the 1960s to Türkiye, a prosecutor said on Dec. 5.

Among the 41 pieces returned were two Heads of the Roman emperor Caracalla and the Bust of a Lady which were trafficked from Bubon, a Roman-era site in southwest Türkiye which was extensively looted in the 1960s.

Burdur’s museums, archaeological sites fascinate visitors

Turkey's southern province of Burdur welcomes thousands of local and foreign visitors every year thanks to its historical sites. Home to ancient cities such as Kibyra and Sagalassos that contains dozens of historical artifacts, Burdur also attracts attention with its museums, which welcomed 249,000 people in 2019.

Significant Roman-era artifacts found in Kibyra

Excavations that have been ongoing in the ancient city of Kibyra, which is located in the southern province of Burdur's Gölhisar District, have unraveled the head of a marble bust of Serapis and a statue of Asclepius from the Roman period.

Popularly known as the "city of heroic warriors and fast horses," the ancient city made it to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 2016.