Cradle of civilization
Turkey is the heir of the great ancient peoples: the Amazons, the Lycians, Byzantines. States appeared and developed on its territory, great cities were built and Christianity was born. The…

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Five civilizations on one ship
On the sea trade routes along the southern coast of Turkey, sank, for various reasons, many ancient ships. The death of one of them — trade, 20 meters long, loaded…

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Child of the dungeon
In the heart of the bustling Istanbul tourist area Sultanahmet there is one hidden and completely unique place, which few people know. Surrounded by Hagia Sophia on one side and…

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Holy place is never empty
Hagia Sophia, here to stop, the Lord Ordered the peoples and kings, Because your dome, according to the witness, As a chain suspended from heaven... Where did your Builder generous,…

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Monthly Archives: April 2017

If I were Sultan…

Today, the hero of our article — the Sultan, who built the largest mosque in Istanbul, was married to a Ukrainian woman and earned the nickname Magnificent. Don’t switch! Power and glory the Reign of Sultan Suleiman the First (1520-1566) — the heyday of Turkish culture. The Lord knew Persian and Arabic literature thoroughly, wrote poetry, took care of artists, poets, scientists and philosophers. In addition, he was interested in mathematics, astronomy, military and Maritime Affairs. During the 46 years of his reign, the High Port (the so-called government residence in the Ottoman Empire) undertook 22 conquests and punitive campaigns, thirteen of which Suleiman led personally. For the systematization of the “eves”-laws called him Kanuni — the Lawgiver. For erudition and wisdom on the Board — Gorgeous. Continue reading

Child of the dungeon

In the heart of the bustling Istanbul tourist area Sultanahmet there is one hidden and completely unique place, which few people know. Surrounded by Hagia Sophia on one side and the Blue mosque on the other is a small and completely inconspicuous one-storey stone building with the inscription “Yerebatan Sarnici”. This is us down at the oozing wet from the ceiling dripping water stairs, in the dungeon of the Byzantine Cistern — a giant water reservoirs of the ancient metropolis. 52 steps, leading down, separate us from a different reality… Basilica-cistern Yerebatan (Erebatan) — something utterly phantasmagoric. It impresses with its size and scope. However, in complete darkness, you would not be able to consider absolutely nothing — only heard strange frightening noises and echoing splashes of drops in the pitch darkness. Continue reading

4 elements of rest
WATER. Cotton castle and thalassotherapy Thermal springs of the Turkish resort Pamukkale — a unique phenomenon of nature, which has no analogues in the world. The waters of the hot…

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Sketches from Istanbul
This city at the crossroads of Europe and Asia became the cultural capital of Europe 2010. So now every self-respecting traveler would have to go to Istanbul the Heart of…

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City on seven hills or aboriginal in Istanbul
Despite the fact that the official capital of Turkey since 1923 is Ankara, yet the song, heart and mystery of this country was and remains Istanbul. Istanbul is what the…

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On Horseback!
In the image and likeness "there Is a place where words are generated by silence, a place where the whisper of the heart is born. There is a place where…

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