Category: Turkey

People visit tomb-sanctuary on Mount Nemrut in Adiyaman Province, Turkey; Huaxia; Xinhua

People visit tomb-sanctuary on Mount Nemrut in Adiyaman Province, Turkey-

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1,800-year-old Geometric Patterned Mosaic Found In The Ancient Greek City Pergamon Now Modern Turkey; Greek City Times

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A geometric patterned floor mosaic was unearthed during the excavations carried out around the Red Basilica in Pergamon, an ancient city in western Turkey

Source: 1,800-year-old Geometric Patterned Mosaic Found In The Ancient Greek City Pergamon Now Modern Turkey

This Is the Oldest Bridge in the World; John Harrington & Douglas A McIntyre; Wall St

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Experts warn Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia at risk as ancient gate damaged; Pinar Tremblay; Al Monitor

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The Hagia Sophia’s damaged 1,400-year-old imperial gate could be the first of many disasters in the world heritage site due to neglect.

Source: Experts warn Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia at risk as ancient gate damaged

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

Explained: Why Turkey’s Hagia Sophia is holding Ramzan prayers after 88 years; First Post

The sixth-century cathedral was converted into a mosque in 1453 by Ottomans. Turkey’s secular leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk turned it into a museum. In 2020, Hagia Sophia was re-designated into a mosque…

Source: Explained: Why Turkey’s Hagia Sophia is holding Ramzan prayers after 88 years

Church, museum & UNESCO heritage site, mosque — Turkey’s Hagia Sophia has been all that & more; Pia Krishnankutty; The Print

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Built as a cathedral, it was made a mosque in 1453 by Ottomans. In 1934, it became a museum, but was redisgnated a mosque in 2020. On Saturday ‘taraweeh‘ prayers were held here after 88 years.

Source: Church, museum & UNESCO heritage site, mosque — Turkey’s Hagia Sophia has been all that & more

Ancient People in World’s Oldest City Painted Skeletons of the Dead, Buried Them in Their Homes; Joseph Golder; Newsweek

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‘Firsts’ of Anatolia: Land of culture, history and architecture; Irem Yasar; Daily Sabah

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Source: ‘Firsts’ of Anatolia: Land of culture, history and architecture

Turkey’s ancient city Ani visited by 34,500 tourists in 2 months; Anadolu Agency

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Source: Turkey’s ancient city Ani visited by 34,500 tourists in 2 months

Boost to Turkey Tourism: Gobeklitepe Temple gets record visitors in 2021! What is special about this UNESCO Heritage Site?; Financial Express

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The Turkish government, in a statement, said that it is expecting this record to be broken in 2022.

Source: Boost to Turkey Tourism: Gobeklitepe Temple gets record visitors in 2021! What is special about this UNESCO Heritage Site?

Turkish UNESCO World Heritage Site Göbeklitepe Temple expects record visits in 2022; Tatiana Rokou; Travel Daily News

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Göbeklitepe Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Türkiye and one of the world’s most important Neolithic Age settlements, hosted a record-breaking half-million visitors in 2021, a number that is expected to rise in 2022. Located about 10 miles northeast of Şanlıurfa, near Örencik village, and about 13 miles from Istanbul, the 11,500-year-old Göbeklitepe site is home to the world’s oldest religious monuments. With a history dating to 9600 BCE, Göbeklitepe has changed the narrative on Neolithic Era hunter-gatherer communities.

Source: Turkish UNESCO World Heritage Site Göbeklitepe Temple expects record visits in 2022

Unfinished restoration process of iconic site to continue; Hurriyet Daily News

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The unfinished restoration process of a UNESCO-listed mosque complex located in the Central Anatolian province of Sivas will continue after four years of a break.

Source: Unfinished restoration process of iconic site to continue – Turkey News

5.67 lakhs people visited Göbeklitepe in 2021; Travel Trends Today

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Source: 5.67 lakhs people visited Göbeklitepe in 2021

 

Millennia of history: Exploring ancient city of Ani in eastern Turkey; Asene Asanova; Daily Sabah

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Added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2016, the city of Ani has been home to at least 23 civilizations…

Source: Millennia of history: Exploring ancient city of Ani in eastern Turkey

Visitors of ancient city of Ani in Eastern Turkiye walk among millennia of history; Ismail Kaplan & Ahmet Gencturk; Anadolu Agency

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Turkey’s Göreme National Park 5th most popular in world on TikTok; Daily Sabah

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The unique and evocative beauty of Ani; Lyn Ward; Fethiye Times

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The DK Eyewitness: Turkey guidebook describes Ani as “one of the most evocative historical sites in Turkey. Set on a windswept, grassy plateau along the Barley River (Arpaçay), the site contains important remnants of Armenian architecture, including the city walls protecting its northern border, parts of which are still intact.”

Source: The unique and evocative beauty of Ani – Fethiye Times

Artifacts to be displayed in “archeo-park’ near Selimiye Mosque; Hurriyet Daily News

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All historical artifacts unearthed in excavation sites nearby the Selimiye Mosque in the northwestern province of Edirne will be displayed in an “archeo-park,” which is currently under construction.

Source: Artifacts to be displayed in “archeo-park’ near Selimiye Mosque – Turkey News

Photos of Istanbul’s beauty; Arka Roy Chowdhury; India Times

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Istanbul is a beautiful destination that is one of the oldest cities. It has seen so much of history, and there is so many cultural relics here that you will find yourself lost in a dreamy world. There is nothing quite like visiting a place that lies both in Europe and Asia. Celebrating cultures, stories, lives, cuisines, and more.

Source: Photos of Istanbul’s beauty

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