Journey to the realm of the dead
You know, I'm not a big fan of museums, but once in the Archaeological Museum of Istanbul, lost there for a good five hours. The weather that day was non-flying…

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Streets of the sunken city
Every schoolboy knows that Turkey is a five star Paradise for tourists-hour animation and a total anclosed. And this tourist stereotype somehow lost another face of Turkey – a fabulous…

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Cappadocia: the autumn meeting
UNEXPECTED — NEAR The expanses of Asia Minor, where stretches modern Turkey, concentrated a good half of the heritage of Ancient Greece, not to mention the fact that its land…

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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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Archaeological Museum

Revived myth

The trip to Troy is remarkable in that it will inevitably remind of itself in all the most famous museums of the world. In the “Prado” in Madrid, where the “Court of Paris” Rubens, in the ancient courtyard of the Vatican, which holds a statue of Laocoon, in the “Tretyakov gallery”, where hangs a picture Losenko “Farewell to Hector Andromache” and in many, many other places. The ancient authors did not doubt that the ten-year siege of Troy is a genuine event. European scientists of the XVIII-XIX centuries were convinced of the opposite. Homer described the story of the death of Troy was perceived as a brilliant fiction. It was believed that this legendary author has collected together the passages of myths, handed down for centuries in oral form and raised them to the level of the artwork. Having a really strong imagination German Amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890), believed in the reality of the existence of Troy and made the search for the ruins of this city the meaning of his life. After the death of Schliemann’s excavations were continued by his assistant William Dorpfeld. Continue reading

Cappadocia: the autumn meeting

UNEXPECTED — NEAR The expanses of Asia Minor, where stretches modern Turkey, concentrated a good half of the heritage of Ancient Greece, not to mention the fact that its land — at the crossroads of ancient ways from Europe to Asia, and therefore it — the heir to the great epochs and cultures. To the honor of the Turks, they are able to keep the past — their own and other peoples, and the country in the hope of discovery can come dozens of times, it is only important to choose the route “on their own”. The beauty of nature and wonders to the East of Istanbul and from Trabzon in the North to Alanya in the South — “look not to reconsider”: the landscapes and history of those places are colorful and bizarre, like patterns of kilim carpets that are woven by Turkish craftswomen. Continue reading

City of light in the city of the sun

There was a city. Not that big, but not too small. In a beautiful Bay, surrounded on all sides by twelve cute Islands (just like in the fairy tale about the brothers-months). At the junction of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, somewhere in the middle between today’s Marmaris and Kemer, opposite the island of Rhodes, at the foot of mount Mendos. Residents of the city were incredibly proud of their history. You bet! Once on these same lands located one of the largest ancient settlements of Lycia, the city of the Sun — Telmessos. The second reason for their sincere and genuine pride was the rocky slopes of Mendoza, transformed by the Rhodes knights of the order of St. John into a Grand architectural ensemble, up to the top “encrusted” with tombs. Whatever it was, but a reminder of antiquity, magnificent natural landscapes and hospitality of the hosts, in a word, all together, “in the complex”, Fethiye served a good service. And one day he turned in… the city is a paradox. Continue reading

Tesekur of ederim, Turkey!
"Vegetable" holiday – so imagined vacation in Turkey after numerous reviews. Eat, swim, sunbathe-the existence of a lazy vegetable. Even the monuments of the tomatoes and oranges in Turkey (a…

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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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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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Paradise Lost
Istuzu beach stretches six kilometers of sandy strip separating the Mediterranean sea and the Dalyan river. The guides tell us that this is the place where the Mediterranean and Aegean…

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