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El Greco painting found in city of Chania of Crete

El Greco painting found in city of Chania of Crete

The icon dates from the second half of the 16th century and its style features differ significantly from the work of other well-known painters of the Cretan School. These elements are similar to Theotokopoulos’ artistic idiom.

4.500-year-old grain seeds in province of Bingol in Turkey

4.500-year-old grain seeds in province of Bingol in Turkey

The seeds were initially found in a carbonized form during excavations in the village of Murat in Bingol's Solhan district by a group of archaeologists led by Ziya Kilinc from the Museum Directorate in Elazig province, in neighbouring Bingol.

Museum of Troy shortlisted for European award

Museum of Troy shortlisted for European award

A museum in the ancient city of Troy -- now in present-day Turkey -- was shortlisted for the European Museum of the Year Award, the Turkish culture and tourism minister said on Friday.

Chichen Itza 400 years older than thought

Chichen Itza 400 years older than thought

The ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzá was founded at least 400 years earlier than previously thought, according to the head of a team that is exploring and mapping cenotes, or sinkholes, on the Yucatán peninsula.

Huge size 143 new Nazca geoglyphs found in Peru

Huge size 143 new Nazca geoglyphs found in Peru

Through over a decade of fieldwork and the analysis of high-resolution 3D data,a team led by Masato Sakai at Yamagata University in Japan has uncovered 142 new designs, it announced this week.