29 NOVEMBRE 2017 NEWS: Laodicea - Lang Ga 7 - Anavarza - Andong - Palmyre -






TURQUIE645x344 ancient roman gymnasium discovered in southwest turkey 1511685802776 Laodicea - An ancient Roman gymnasium was discovered in Turkey's southwestern Konya province after a landowner submitted an application to receive building permit on his land which had been declared as a protected site. The land owner identified as Adem Kalender reportedly applied to the museum directorate in Sarayönü district, home to the ancient Roman city of Laodicea, for building permit. Upon arrival at the site, museum officials discovered ancient mosaics and immediately launched further works after closing the site and placing it under protection. "Excavations have revealed that there had been an ancient gymnasium here," Excavation work on the site is expected to be completed by spring


VIET NAM20171128115130 1 Lang Ga 7  - Vietnamese archaeologists have found artifacts in the central province of Gia Lai that belonged to ancient humans about 5,500 years ago, heard a seminar held by the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnam Institute of Archaeology on November 27. The 234 artifacts were unearthed at Lang Ga 7 relic site in La Boong commune, Chu Prong district, which was first discovered in April, 2015. They included 205 production tools and 29 stones used to make said tools. The excavation of the site helps improve knowledge of the history of late Hoa Binh culture in the southern region.


TURQUIE5a1c13222269a209c49485f6 Anavarza - Archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Anavarza, which became one of the most important metropolitans in Anatolia after the second century, have unearthed a headless two-piece statue. The statue is believed to have belonged to Asclepius, the daughter of the god of health, Dioscorides. Next to the statue is Eros, the god of love. Located in the southern province of Adana’s Kozan district, the ancient city of Anavarza entered the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 2014. It has traces of the Roman, Byzantine, Sassanian and Ottoman Empires and draws attention for having the first two-lane road in the ancient world and a magnificent entrance gate, theater and walls. The museum director also said the road would be reorganized during the restoration process and the columns would be revived. “With its two lane-road, castle, walls and three-arched gate, Anavarza has kept its importance since the Hellenistic era. Excavations have been continuing in the area nonstop since 2013. Important artifacts are being unearthed all the time. This year, we unearthed statues of Hygieia and Eros, made of limestone. The statues are believed to date back to the third or fourth century. The headless, two-piece statue of Hygieia is almost 1.68-1.75 meters in length. It is important that the statue was found in Anavarza because Dioscorides, a world renowned pharmacologist who worked in the army in the Roman era and attracted attention for the medicines he made, also lived in Anavarza. We believe the statue belonged to one of his six daughters, Hygieia. Based on this, we can say Anavarza was a city where medicine and pharmacology were improved. The area has also been important for Adana’s health tourism,” he said. Gülşen said the ancient city was made up of two parts, upper and lower, and there was a wall along every 70 meters of the upper part of the city, but one of the most striking structures in the lower part was the triumphal arch. The biggest and only two-lane street in the ancient world has been found here. There are columns along every two meters the road. The city has 7,000 columns. This road will be restored and the columns will be revived. There are also two squares on the road. The ancient city has an amphitheater, used for wild animal fights. We have not started excavations in the amphitheater yet,” he said. The ancient city’s 22.5-meter-wide three-arched gate had been made in memory of an important event, said Gülşen. “The statue has been found during the latest excavations in the north side of the gate. At the foot of the statue is Eros, wearing a toga. They are continuing to study the statue,” he said.


COREE DU SUDLast words of love Andong - I just want to go to you. Please take me to where you are. My feelings towards you I cannot forget in this world and my sorrow knows no limit. Where would I put my heart now and how can I live with the child missing you… When I give birth to the child in me, who should it call father? These are some of the touching words of a pregnant woman, that lay on the chest of her deceased husband for almost half a millennium. The poetic and intensely emotional letter was found on the mummified body of Eung-tae, a member of Korea’s ancient Goseong Yi clan, until it was unearthed in Andong City, South Korea in 1998.  


SYRIEAthena Palmyre - The same multinational group that recreated the Palmyra Victory Arch and sent it on a world tour has now recreated a statue of Athena, the Roman goddess of war, for an exhibit in the United Nations. The original Athena statue stood in Palmyra, Syria, until it was destroyed by ISIS in 2015.