Category: Turkey

Gobekli Tepe: The world’s first temple that’s 6,000 years older than Stonehenge; Christopher McFadden; Interesting Engineering

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Gobekli Tepe is one of the oldest human-built structures in the world. Despite the best efforts of modern science, it is still largely a mystery.

Source: Gobekli Tepe: The world’s first temple that’s 6,000 years older than Stonehenge

Five ancient sacred sites around the globe; Graeme Green; BBC

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From Mongolia’s mysterious deer stones to cities to honour the dead, ancient sites built by people trying to make sense of life, death and the universe are scattered across the planet.

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UNESCO Special Advisor on Aghia Sophia visits Archdiocese of America; Tornos News

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On October 18, Dr. Mounir Bouchenaki, Special Advisor to UNESCO on the matter of Turkey’s unilateral reconversion of the Aghia Sophia UNESCO World Heritage Site into a mosque, was received by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, together with Presbyter Dr. Nicholas Kazarian, Professor Elizabeth Prodromou of Tufts University, and public international law attorney Christina Hioureas, Partner and Chair of the United Nations Practice Group at Foley Hoag.

Source: UNESCO Special Advisor on Aghia Sophia visits Archdiocese of America | TornosNews.gr

5 Most Beautiful Road Trip Routes In Türkiye; Hype

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Whatever the destination, it is often said that getting there is the best part of the trip. Türkiye certainly offers the finest of both experiences. Bordered by the Mediterranean, Aegean and the Black Sea, this majestic paradise presents stunning vistas and lush landscapes, historical treasures, local delicacies, and an unhurried approach that brings joy to the journey.

Source: Travel: 5 Most Beautiful Road Trip Routes In Türkiye – Hype Malaysia

Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi – magnificent masterpieces of Islamic architecture in Turkiye protected by UNESCO; Azertac

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Distinguished 11th-century Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi, located in the Sivas province of the South-West Turkiye, were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. According to UNESCO, this region of Anatolia was conquered by the Turks at the beginning of the 11th century.

Source: Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi – magnificent masterpieces of Islamic architecture in Turkiye protected by UNESCO