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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Not absolute monarchy of the Hittites
"If the troops were defeated by the enemy, they perform the rite: dissect a man, a goat, a puppy and a pig..." About the Hittites and their Kingdom, which existed…

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City of two hearts
If you had gone to Istanbul in the late 19th century, the Orient Express would have taken you all the way to the Golden horn Bay, which divides the city…

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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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Piggy Bank of ancient values

The ancient inhabitants of Asia Minor were surprisingly productive and economic people: for several millennia they have created and accumulated so much cultural wealth that descendants need at least twice as much time to find and restore them all. But to evaluate the work of ancient builders, we can now on the monumental wreckage of ancient cities. Only on the territory of Turkey is more than a thousand ancient buildings Remains of some ancient cities can be seen without even setting such a goal. Driving along the winding mountain roads in the South and South-East of the country, we met sarcophagi thousands of years ago, standing right by the road. Some monuments of ancient history and architecture are still not found or are under excavation, which inspires the exploits of adventurers and treasure. Continue reading

ANATOLIA. Two routes

Pamukkale. Rain over Hierapolis Five o’clock in the morning. Even darker. My not yet had time to finally Wake up fellow travelers sleepily climb into the cabin of the bus. Finally, all the chairs are occupied, we start, and soon leave the still quiet Antalya. The way lies from the resort coast through the mountains — in the inner part of Turkey. Approximately so for most “beach” tourists tour begins in Pamukkale. The author of these lines to some extent lucky. He and a group of journalists went to the “Cotton castle” a little earlier than the beginning of the season — in April. Therefore, the impressions of the trip were not quite ordinary. Continue reading

The bridge over the Bosphorus
At the word "Turks" the majority of our fellow citizens not so long ago there was an image of such person in a turban and in trousers. He drinks Turkish…

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Piggy Bank of ancient values
The ancient inhabitants of Asia Minor were surprisingly productive and economic people: for several millennia they have created and accumulated so much cultural wealth that descendants need at least twice…

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Turquoise fairy tale of Green canyon
There is such an interesting science — the psychology of color. It says that green symbolizes peace, blue — spirituality and care, blue — harmony, and turquoise — gives new…

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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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