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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Tales of cotton fortress
Century after century the nature conjured and by means of the mineral salts and lime contained in the sources flowing down from mountains created this miracle – Lacy cascades. Pamukkale,…

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White city
For three thousand years of its existence, the Turkish Bodrum has witnessed the heyday and decline of many cultures, survived dozens of wars and earthquakes, on its territory were built…

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The pirates of Cilicia
Alanya resort is nestled at the very end of the resort coast of Antalya province. Today, nothing reminds of the stormy history of this peaceful resort town Robber land To…

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Roman Emperor Hadrian

Attalea? Adalia? An-TA-Li-ya!

Attalea — in 159 BC, the city of Attalea was founded by king Attalus II of Pergamos. Adaliya — the so-called city of the Byzantines, who brought back still standing and the city ramparts. Italia — so christened the crusaders to use the harbour on the way to the middle East. Today, this city is called Antalya, and it was his XIV century Arab traveler Ibn Battuta called “The most brilliant city in the world” to Repeat the words of Ibn Battuta will not — to date, the Turkish resort of Antalya in terms of Shine a lot of competitors around the world, but… I will Not object that in the days of the Arab traveler it could well be true, because the remnants of the former splendor we found in the city today. Continue reading

If only it were all over the world...
It all started on a frosty morning, when my thirteen-year-old daughter Violetta and I came to the intersection of the Moscow ring road with the Minsk highway, intending to hitchhike…

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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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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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A city that doesn't exist
Slender rows of colonnades, rock tombs, scattered here and there looted tombs — this is how today look a few thousand ancient settlements of Asia Minor on the territory of…

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