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Rather, plan your trip including these places. 1) Alacati – The Greek village 2) Yamanlar 3) Cappadocia 4) Bodrum – Party hub 5) Sirince 6) Mount Sipylus 7) Yamanlar 8) Asklepion 9) Kusadasi 10) Pamukkale & Hierapolis Natural hotsprings 11) Ephesus (Efeze) 12) Troy/Gallipoli 13) Çanakkale Must-Eat I have written a separate post on this, here....
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Chasing History: Important Places You Might Miss in Istanbul (Part I)
On the day of its dedication, the Romans placed inside the sanctuary at the foot of the column these important items: – Relics from the crosses of the two thieves (the Penitent Thief, traditionally named Dismas and the unnamed Impenitent Thief) who were crucified beside Jesus in Calvary – Baskets from Christ’s multiplication of loaves and fishes miracle used by him & his disciples in the famous feeding of the five thousand – Mary Magdalene’s alabaster jar which contained the oil used in anointing the head and feet of Jesus – The axe used by Noah to build the Ark – The Palladium of Ancient Rome (defined as an image or object of great antiquity on which the safety of a city or nation is said to depend) – A wooden statue of Pallas Athena from Troy (whose site is located near present day Canakkale, Turkey – my travel to Troy to be blogged hopefully in the near future) And the greatest of the relics was placed in the Statue of Constantine above: – The orb the statue carried contained a fragment of the True Cross Who knows?...
Visit Ulysses in the National Archaeology Museum of Sperlonga
“Tell me, Muse, of the multiform hero, who wandered far and wide, after destroying the holy citadel of Troy: many the man whose cities he saw, whose thought he knew, many the sorrows he suffered at sea, while trying to bring himself and his friends back home" (Homer, Odissey Book I) Here are preserved the remains and cast reconstructions of an impressive series of sculptures depitcing scenes of the Odyssey....