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Anatolia Cities

history-ist

History of Istanbul

It is known that the first settlement was colled Lygos, but the city’s history began in 658 B.C., when Byzos came with Greeks from Megara and, in obedience to an oracle, called the city he founded Byzantium after himself. It … Read More »

topography-ist

Topography of Istanbul

İstanbul, one of the world’s most ancient cities, has existed in some form since 900 B. C. Pliny mentions the little walled town of Lygos having then existed on the point, though the walled city of history was Byzantium. The … Read More »

van

Van

The city of Van, located in the southeast extremity of Turkey is Interesting for its variety of sights available for the visitor to enjoy. It was one of the most important centers of the Urartu Kingdom; the capital of the … Read More »

ararat-dag

Dogu Beyazıt And Mount Ararat

The town of Doğu Beyazit is famous for its lovely examples of Ottoman art, most especially the Ishak’Pasha Palace and mosque. Doğu Beyazit Is located in eastern Turkey, near the city of Ağrı. This is the vicinity of the Mount … Read More »

kars

Kars

The town of Kars is situated on a level, far-reaching plateau at an altitude of 1750 meters, extending out from the base of an ancient citadel. It was an important city during the Armenian period of power in Anatolia, in … Read More »

trabzon

Trabzon

The flourishing Black Sea coastal city of Trabzon has a long and interesting history. As it is today, the city was important as a trading center In the days of the Roman and Byzantine Empires. Hers we will touch upon … Read More »

Göreme

Göreme

The Christian Anchorites and monks settled in the area of Cappadocia, occupying the Göreme valley. It was probably these people who first realized the possibilities offered by The soft rock; they were trying to make themselves as inconspicuous as possible … Read More »

cappadocia

Cappadocia ( Kapadokya )

The fantasy land of fairy chimneys and churches cut out of soft rock formations rising up in cone-like protuberances amidst a barren, otherworldly background of remote and awful natural beauty — this is the Valley of Coppadocla. This region was … Read More »

kültepe

Kültepe

The ancient Kanesh, the main trading center of the Old Assyrian Colony period is one of Turkey’s most important archaeological sites. It is also one of the largest ruins of Anatolia, Kultepe is located some twenty kilometers to the northeast … Read More »

pazarli

Pazarli

At the site of Pazarlı we find the remains of o fortress which dates to the period of the Phrygians. The site is located some thirty kilometers from Alacahöyük. Take the Alaca-Çorum road to the village of Kure, then pass … Read More »