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Archaeologists discovered many ceramics. The presence of so many ceramics in different colors, shapes and designs confirms that there was a rich production capacity in Anaea. They also revealed paw prints of cats and dogs on bricks and tiles dating back to the 8th century. These traces belong to animals which walked on these potteries when they were left to dry by producers. There is also a castle which served as an acropolis for many years and was home to a church built in the 5th century. After the Ottomans conquered the city they build a mosque next to the church. The Ottomans used the castle as a shield during WWI.
The diocese was nominally restored in 1933 as Anæa (Curiate Italian form Anea).
It is vacant for decades, having had the following incumbents, all of the lowest (episcopal) rank :
- William Tibertus McCarty, Redemptorists (C.SS.R.) (1943.01.02 – 1948.03.11), as Auxiliary Bishop of the then Military Vicariate of United States of America (USA) (1943.01.02 – 1947.04.10) and Coadjutor Bishop of Rapid City '1947.04.10 – 1948.03.11), later succeeded as Bishop of Rapid City (USA) (1948.03.11 – 1969.09.11), emeritate as Titular Bishop of Rotdon (1969.09.11 – 1971.01.13)
- Alfredo Antonio Francisco Müller y San Martín (1948.03.13 – 1961.04.07) as Auxiliary Bishop of La Habana (Cuba) (1948.03.13 – 1961.04.07), later succeeded as Bishop of Cienfuegos (Cuba) (1961.04.07 – 1971.06.30), restyled Bishop of Cienfuegos–Santa Clara (Cuba) (1971.06.30 – 1971.07.24)
- Giovanni Picco (1962.11.15 – death 1984.08.14), initially as Auxiliary Bishop of Vercelli (Italy) (1962.11.15 – 1967)