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Jesus’ cross was found in Balatlar Church.

Jesus’ cross was found in Balatlar Church.

Jesus’ Cross was found at Balatlar Church in Sinop Jesus’s cross in Balatlar Church, the fragments of the True Cross of Jesus Christ was found in the stone chest in Balatlar Church in Sinop. The church was a former Roman temple converted into a Byzantine church in the 7th century. A stone chest with an...
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Blue Mosque Istanbul

Treasures of Ancient Turkey Tour

Turkey, a Journey Through History By Rex Nicoll Recently Jenny and I had the pleasure of traveling through Turkey on an end of October to mid-November guided tour.  Treasures of Ancient Turkey – 14 Days Tour We were a little apprehensive before the trip and followed closely the News reports on the troubles with the...
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Hagia Sophia tours

Hagia Sophia Museum

Hagia Sophia The most renowned Byzantine cathedral and the best known Christian church in Istanbul. The first church was built between 325-360. Construction was begun by Constantine and completed by his son Constantius (337-362 A.D.). Being the largest imperial church in the city, it was known as the Megalo Ekklesia. The name Hagia Sophia (Sacred wisdom) was adopted...
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Pamukkale tours

Pamukkale – Hierapolis

Pamukkale – Hierapolis The site of ancient Hierapolis, called Pamukkale (literally ‘’Cotton Castle’’) today because of its formations of white travertine, is located 22kms from Denizli. The cotton-white plateau formed by the calcium-bearing waters is fascinating in its beauty. Hot water rising from underground in four springs starts out at a temprature of 35 degrees centigrade and...
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Ephesus tour


History of EPHESUS According to tradition, the founder of Ephesus was Androklos, one of the sons of the legendary King Kodros, though Lelegians and Carians inhabited the area earlier. Like the other Ionian settlements, the city must have been colonised by the 10thcentury B.C. at the latest. On reaching this spot, the Greeks found that...
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Troy in Turkey tours

Troy and Trojan War

Site of Troy The discovery and excavation of the Trojan citadel can be reckoned one of the most important events in archaeological field research. Troy was excavated by Schliemann, Dörpfeld and Blegen. Schliemann was obsessed with the idea of discovering the citadel of Priam in the Homer’s epic. In 1870 he made the first spade...
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tours to Mount Nemrut

Mount Nemrut in Turkey

Mount Nemrut is the most remarkable ancient site in Turkey is to be found on Mt.Nemrud (2150 m. above sea-level) near the village of Eski Kahta close to Adiyaman, a city in the south-east of the country. The climb up and down again by foot and on horseback makes a long journey, but the fascinating...
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Gobekli Tepe tours

Gobekli Tepe

Gobekli Tepe History Gobekli Tepe is the oldest sanctuary ever built for gods and starting place for religious organization. The oldest temple in the archeological site is 12.000 years old and the newest one is 10.000 years old at the site. The site is the oldest sanctuary ever built for gods and starting place for...
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Cappadocia Balloon


The Region The region known as Cappadocia in classical times was reaching the Black Sea to the north and the Taurus Mountains to the south, the Euphrates to the east and the Salt Lake to the west. After the Persian invasion in 6th century BC, the region was divided in to two, the Pontus to the north...
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