2,500-year-old temple to Greek love goddess unearthed in Turkey

An ancient temple used by cult followers of a Greek goddess has been found in western Turkey.  A team of Turkish researchers uncovered the 2,500-year-old temple honoring Aphrodite — the ancient Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, passion and procreation — above ground on the Urla-Çeşme peninsula, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency reported earlier this month. […]

2,000-year-old seal depicting Greek god Apollo found in Jerusalem

Archaeologists in Jerusalem have discovered a rare 2,000-year-old gem seal bearing the likeness of the god Apollo, but the gem’s owner likely wasn’t Greek or Roman, experts say. Instead, this dark-brown jasper stone was likely owned by a Jewish person who lived during the first century A.D., and who was monotheistic but admired the qualities […]

Quake strikes Turkish coast and Greek island, killing 14

Rescue workers and local people carry a wounded person found in the debris of a collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has shaken Turkey and Greece. Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said Friday’s earthquake was centered in the Aegean at a depth of […]