Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

  • Çatalhöyük ancient city helps Konya become a tourism hub

    on Apr 23, 13 • in Archaeology, Neolithic, News, Tourism, Turkey • with Comments Off on Çatalhöyük ancient city helps Konya become a tourism hub

    Young diplomats from all over the world have visited the ancient city of Çatalhöyük ancient city as part of Tourism Week events, which were organized as part of a new initiative to attract tourists to the Central Anatolian province of Konya. Diplomats took information from guides while attending a reception for the week. The manager of the Konya Culture and Tourism Directorate organized the event. Konya Mayor Aydın Nezih Doğan said the aim of the week was to revive Konya’s tourism potential. Noting that there were many plans in terms of reviving tourism, he said

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  • Scientists reportedly discover gate to hell

    on Apr 3, 13 • in Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Archaeology, Architecture, News, Religion, Turkey • with Comments Off on Scientists reportedly discover gate to hell

    It sounds like something out of a horror movie. But Italian scientists say that the “Gate to Hell” is the real deal—poisonous vapors and all. The announcement of the finding of the ruins of Pluto’s Gate (Plutonium in Latin) at an archeology conference in Turkey last month, was recently reported by Discovery News. Francesco D’Andria, professor of classic archaeology at the University of Salento in Lecce, Italy, who has been excavating the ancient Greco-Roman World Heritage Site of Hierapolis for years, led the research team. D’Andria told Discovery News he used ancient mythology as his guide to locate the legendary portal

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  • Greek-Turkish Coffee Wars Ensnare UNESCO

    on Dec 23, 12 • in Cultural heritage, Greece, News, Turkey, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Greek-Turkish Coffee Wars Ensnare UNESCO

    The age-old battle over whether the thick coffee enjoyed by Greeks and Turks is Greek or Turkish has reached the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as noted by the Italian news agency ANSAmed in an article headlined Ankara offers Turkish coffee to UNESCO. According to the article, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Turkey is readying an appeal for Turkish coffee to be included in the List of Immaterial Cultural Heritage. The conflict between Turkey and Greece about “Turkish coffee” is well-known, although the particular delicacy is known by other names

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  • Sion Treasures to return home

    on Dec 4, 12 • in Cultural heritage, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Sion Treasures to return home

    A large mosaic tabloid will return to Turkey within the month as well as a winged seahorse brooch by the end of 2013, according to Culture and Tourism Minister Ertuğrul Günay. Speaking at the Second International Resort Tourism Congress in Antalya, Günay said that the brooch was the most important of the artifacts that Turkey has recently gathered. “The brooch will come from Berlin and we are trying to complete this procedure. We are working in accordance with diplomatic and museum rules.” Sion Treasures Sion Treasures accidentally found in the ancient city of Corydella and

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  • Çatalhöyük: Shrine of the Hunters

    on Dec 4, 12 • in Cultural heritage, News, Turkey, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Çatalhöyük: Shrine of the Hunters

    The ‘Shrine of the Hunters’ is an archaeological reconstruction of a level 5 house from Çatalhöyük. It was originally excavated in the 1960’s by James Mellaart and aside from a few informational illustrations, has had surprisingly little coverage. One of the most decorated houses ever found at the site, this piece began as the focus of a MSc Dissertation by Grant Cox during the Virtual Pasts course at the University of Southampton and has since evolved into an animation. Original source: http://goo.gl/Ydhh

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  • Aiming for cultural heritage list

    on Nov 27, 12 • in Cultural heritage, News, Turkey, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Aiming for cultural heritage list

    The Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry has initiated proposals for Turkish coffee and mesir paste to be considered as additions to the world cultural heritage list. Turkey has the highest number of registries on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List, said the ministry’s Research and Education General Director Ahmet Arı. According to Arı, a certain strategy had not been followed so far in cultural research, but now the ministry aimed to kill two birds with one stone in the selection of elements to be submitted to UNESCO’s list as well as promoted for tourism. The intangible

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