Archaeology in Turkey




Mylasa Iassos Euromos
Mylasa, which was the former capital of Caria, houses monuments bearing witness to great past of the town. From the ending of the name “asa”, we understand this was an Anatolian name and it is suggested it was one of the early cities established in the region… Due to its privileged location, its marble and fishing, Iassos had been inhabited since the earliest days of the history. The city was founded by the Greek colonist coming from Argos nearly 9th BC and then inhabited by the immigrants from… Located in the north of Bodrum, the ancient city of is Euromos worth visiting because of her temple. The city got its name 4th century BC when Caria became under the Greek rule. It is suggested that the name Euromos was also used for the district…
Miletus Didyma Ephesus
Miletus, the queens of the Ionian cities, was first founded 3000 years BC. It was first inhabited by the Minoens and the by the Mycenaeans. Ionians came to Miletos 1000 BC. according to the a legend, sacred fish of Apollo dolphin guided Ionians towards present day… This impressive Ionic temple was one of the greatest oracle temples of the ancient world. During the archaeological research done, German archaeologist discovered the remains of an earlier temple, dating back to 8 century BC. But first temple in monumental portions Located in the south of Izmir, Ephesus was the capital city of Roman province of Asia. It was the largest harbor on the Aegean Sea and city with great population reaching nearly 250.000 people in the Roman times. In the days of the Apostle John, Ephesus was the




Caunos Cnidus Labranda
Caunos, a Hittite or Lelegian city, was hellenised in the IVth BC and became a part of the satrapy of Caria governed by Hecatomnos and his successors. After having been ruled by the successors of Alexander the Great, the city finally was freed by the Romans from the Rhodian yoke… Cape crio, feared by ancient mariners, marks the western extremity of the headland that protects the harbor of cnidus, an ancient city now excavated to reveal some of its former grandeur. The city’s greatest claim to fame was its statue of naked aphrodite sculpted … The city is situated on the slopes of impressive hill. Labranda was the site of the most sacred shrines of Caria. The shrine was dedicated to Zeus Straticus, whose festival was celebrated here by whole Carian population. A sacred road of which we see the remains…
Priene Hieropolis Pamukkale Lycia
Located in the south of Ephesus, The city of Priene offers the marvellous features of a 4th century Greek city. Priene was designed by famous town planner, Hippodamos of Miletus.who designed the city in chess board plan with the strait streets cutting each… Although Herodotus mentions a town called “watery” in this region, we don’t have the mention of the city down to Hellenistic Period. Hieroplis was founded by one of the Pergamon Kings in the memory of his mother or wife. The city became so popular because of hot The earliest known burials were carried out by Neanderthal man who lived between 150,000 and 60,000 years ago. These early human beings discovered how to use tools and control fire, and that they also buried their dead was proved by excavations in the Zagros Mountains…




Magnesia Heraclia
Located in the south of Ephesus, Magnesia is an impressive site. Buried under the sand, brought by Meander River, Magnesia still houses outstanding monuments for shedding light upon history and architecture of the region.According to tradition Situated at the head of Latmian Gulf, Heraclia was called Latmus at the beginning taking its name from the impressive mountain reaching the height of 1300 meters above the sea level. Hearclia, which was located at the head of the gulf never, became an…

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