Digging Tepe – A Funeral

Archaeologists often come across ancient human burials during their excavations. It is less often, however, that human burials come across archaeological excavations. This is what happened, however, to one particular funeral procession a few years ago, in the town of Tepe in Southeastern Turkey. The goal here* is, rather than arrive at a fixed definition of Ethics,... Continue Reading →

Scramble for the Past

All around Turkey, antiquities are being closely watched and monitored. To prevent thefts, Istanbul’s Süleymaniye mosque has placed surveillance cameras and tightened security by hiring more guards. Its previously unregistered Korans and wall tiles have now been archived. Looted antiquities are seized before they cross the border. During a routine ID check between Ankara and Kayseri, Turkish police arrested two men with a 3rd century BC... Continue Reading →

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