Turkey wages ‘cultural war’ in pursuit of its archaeological treasures

Ankara accused of blackmailing museums into returning artefacts while allowing excavation sites to be destroyed Turkey has been accused of cultural chauvinism and attempting to blackmail some of the world’s most important museums in the wake of its demands for the return of thousands of archaeological treasures. According to cultural chiefs in Berlin, Paris and New York, […]

Modified Skulls from Gobekli Tepe Provide Evidence of Neolithic ‘Skull Cult’

Three carved skull fragments uncovered at Göbekli Tepe, a Neolithic site in southeast Turkey known for its impressive megalithic architecture with characteristic T-shaped pillars, feature modifications not seen before among human remains of the time. The finds could indicate a new, previously undocumented variation of ‘skull cult’ in the Early Neolithic of Anatolia and the […]