Jun
29
2009
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What was Ancient Anatolia?

Hittite Bulls - courtesy Verity Cridland - CC-BYAnatolia is the Asiatic portion of modern Turkey, extending from the Bosporus and Aegean coast eastward to the borders Russia, Iran, and Iraq. The Greeks and later the Romans referred to western Anatolia as “Asia.” While Anatolia is the home of Catalhuyuk, which may be the oldest city in the world, and later to colonies [more…]

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May
17
2009
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What is Istanbul city profile?

Istanbul Skyline - courtesy Argenberg - CC-BYIstanbul is the largest city in Turkey and second largest metropolitan area in Europe. While settlement on the site dates back to 6500 BC, the city finally reached its importance under the Roman Empire. The location of Byzantium attracted Constantine I in 324 after his final victory over Licinius at the Battle of Chrysopolis which [more…]

Apr
26
2009
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What was the ancient city of Ephesus?

Temple of Hadrian at Ephesus - courtesy Alaskan Dude - CC-BYEphesus was an ancient city on the west coast of Turkey. It was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League and was famed for the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The area of Ephesus was inhabited during the Early Stone Age about 6000 BC. The city [more…]

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