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Denizli youth employed in excavations of Archaeology sites

Denizli youth employed in excavations of Archaeology sites

The Denizli Police Department initiated a project to employ young people and presented certificates to 10 young people who completed their archaeological excavation courses. The project of the Denizli Police Department is initiated for people between the ages of 17 and 21.

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Denizli is going to rescue its Yayla Lake

Denizli is going to rescue its Yayla Lake

The Yayla Lake in Denizli’s Buldan district is home to 80 percent of bird species in Turkey. The problem is that more than half of its water turned into earth due to reeds in recent years. A new project will

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Covered market found in Tripolis ancient city in Denizli

Covered market found in Tripolis ancient city in Denizli

Excavations in the ancient city of Tripolis in Denizli have found a rare find, a covered market bazaar. The site is rare as few other ancient cities have covered bazaars, said Bahadır Duman, an academic at Pamukkale University’s Archaeology Department and

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Ancient golden Roman statue stolen in Denizli

Ancient golden Roman statue stolen in Denizli

Police in Denizli seized a golden statue from the Roman period from a car in the western province. According to a statement made by the Provincial Security Directorate, within the scope of an operation by the Department of Anti-smuggling and Organized

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Ancient church found in Tripolis ancient city in Denizli

A church that dates back 1,500 years was unearthed during excavations at Tripolis ancient city in Buldan, Denizli (Turkey). The church will open to visitors at the end of the year after being covered with a wooden material just like the

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1,900-year-old columns found underground in ancient city of Laodicea

Excavations in the Aegean province of Denizli’s ancient city of Laodicea have revealed 1,900-year-old huge columns seven meters underground. The columns were found in the area known as the northern agora, one of the oldest faith centers in Anatolia. The

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Ancient theater of Hierapolis brought back to life for art performances

Renovations at the theater of the ancient city of Hierapolis, which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, have been completed.  The theater at Denizli’s ancient city of Hierapolis, known for its healing water, will be hosting artistic performances to celebrate

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Laodicea has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Temporary List

The largest ancient city of Denizli, Laodicea, has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Temporary List. The head of the excavations, Professor Celal Şimşek said the ancient site had been waiting for this moment since March 2013. UNESCO has

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Laodicea excavations reveal Denizli symbol

During excavations at Laodicea ancient city in Turkey, excavation member Prof. Dr. Celal Şimşek has said that his team has found a relief of two fighting roosters, the symbol of Denizli. The excavations in the area started in 2003 and

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Pluto’s ‘Gate to Hell’ found in ancient Hierapolis Pamukkale, Turkey

A “gate to hell” has emerged from ruins at Hierapolis, Pamukkale in southwestern Turkey, Italian archaeologists have announced. Known as Pluto’s Gate – Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin – the cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld hell in

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