09 AOÛT 2017 NEWS: Tieion - Twickenham - Kum-Döbö -






TURQUIEN 116442 1 Tieion - Scientific research has been initiated on shipwrecks dating back to between the 2nd and 13th centuries discovered underwater in the Black Sea. The wrecks lies off the ancient city of Tieion in the Çaycuma’s district of the northern province of Zonguldak. Bartın University Head of Archaeology Department and excavation official Şahin Yıldırım said they have long been planning to work on the wrecks and they will work underwater for 10 days according to weather conditions.Yıldırım said the works are being carried out with five students from Florida University’s Archaeology Department. “Excavations at the ancient city started last month. We carried out works on the land in July and August and the final leg of our works will be underwater. We have an underwater team of 10 people. We have determined four wrecks and we are currently working on the Roman-era ship that is closest to the coast,” he added.

ROYAUME UNI -  Twickenham - English Heritage has revealed an archaeologist’s findings after a dig at Marble Hill House in Twickenham. Archaeologists have begun their second phase of investigations after discovering the remains of a historic ninepin bowling alley next to the historical building - dating back more than 250 years. English Heritage has commissioned archaeologists from Historic England to carry out the dig as part of its Marble Hill Revived Project, which aims to transform the house and park. They’ll also be looking for a pergola which is shown on the c1752 plan, trying to establish what it was made from and how it was built as well as investigating the landscaped terraces that used to run across the lawn between the house and the river,” added Ms Leyland. The finds will help the charity to restore Marble Hill’s lost 18th century Pleasure Grounds, a small but historically significant area of landscape which lay between the house and the River Thames.


KYRGYZSTAN645x344 turkish kyrgyz archaelogists unearth karakhanid tomb in kyrgyzstan 1502143033733 Kum-Döbö - Tomb believed to be of a Karakhanid han was unearthed in a joint excavation by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) and the Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University (KTMÜ) in the Naryn region in the north of Kyrgyzstan. The tomb was unearthed near the Kum-Döbö village in Kochkor district in excavations carried out to uncover monuments built during the Karakhanid Khanate (804-1212). Dr. Osman Eravşar from Akdeniz University said that they found the five-meter-deep tomb with a square bottom in Naryn, known to be an important settlement during the Karakhanid era.  Dr. Kubatbek Tabaldiyev said they were trying to identify whom the tomb belonged to but they had still not found a headstone to confirm. The Karakhanids were the first Muslim Turkish state beyond the Syr Darya. The most important work from the period is "Qutadghu Bilig", written by Yusuf Khass Hajip in the 11th century for the Prince of Kashgar. The text has stories about the author and his society's beliefs, feelings and practices with regard to many topics, and depicts interesting facets of various aspects of life, as well as state issues in the Karakhanid Empire. It has often been described as a Central Asian version of the Mirror for Princes genre.