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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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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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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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