Sites Of Interest

The capital has a large and varied assortment of interesting spots for the visitor to see. The most important of these is the Museum of Archaeology  also known as the Hittite museum because of its excellent collection of Hittite relics … Read More »


History Of Ankara

The Hittites were well established in Central Anatolia by the year 1700 B.C. These early Anatolians built their capital northeast of Ankara at Bogazkoy, and from there ruled over the powerful empire. Many Hittite sites remain unexcavated in the Ankara … Read More »


Ruins Of Hierapolis

The remaining monuments and ruins at Hierapolis are primarily those of Roman construction. Initial excavations were conducted under the auspices of a German archaeological mission in 1887, headed by C. Humann. The results and findings of these diggings were published … Read More »


History Of Hierapolis

Early colonization of Hierapolis is thought to have been initiated by the Pergamenes, under the rule and guidance of King Eumenes II. The city was named after Hiera, the wife of the legendary Telephos, founder of Pergamum. As part of … Read More »


Ruins Of Laodicea

Relatively little excavation has been carried out at the site. The ruins are found on a relatively flat-topped hill six miles south of Hieropolis and ten miles west-north-west of Colossae. The hill contained not only the Acropolis, but the entire … Read More »


History Of Laodicea

According to the writings of Pliny the Younger, the city was built on the site of the village of Diaspolis. This is disputed, however, and is not generally believed to be true by authorities. The most probable genesis is attributed … Read More »


Ruins Of Gordion

During the time that Gordion served as the capita! of the Phrygian kingdom, it consisted of a fortified administrative center containing the palace of the king, workshops, a market, and barracks for a garrison. The poiace stood within its own … Read More »


History Of Gordion

It has been surmised that the Phrygians started  slow movement to the area in which Gordion is situated shortly after the collapse of the Hittlte Empire. The site appears to have been inhabited much earlier artifacts dating to the early … Read More »


Places Of Historical Interest Around Adana

Misis: 27 kilometers from Adana toward Ceyhan is the site of the very ancient city of Mopsuestia, known in the middle ages as Mamistra, and now as Misis. Mopsus, the senni-iegendary founder of Mallos, who is mentioned in the Karatepe … Read More »


Places Of Interest

Taş Köprü (Stone Bridge): The Stone Bridge was built by the architect Auxentious at the time of Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century A.D. The inscription of the bridge can now be seen in Adana Monu^ ment Museum. The bridge … Read More »