Monthly Archives: February 2010

Iznik, a capital for many civilizations

A small town in Turkey, located on the ?znik lake, close to Bursa. No one would guess that this town was the capital of many civilizations, or that it was one of the early centers of Christianity. Therefore, the small … Continue reading

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Sardes ancient city, Sart-Turkey

Turkey is full of major ancient cities, because it’s located at the junction of trading between the east and the west. Sardes is one of the most important of these cities, since it was the capital of Lydia, where first … Continue reading

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URFA, Bal?kl?g?l (Lake with sacred fish)

Urfa is located in the south-eastern part of Turkey. The photos are from the legendary lake of Sacred Fish (Baliklig?l) where Abraham was thrown into the fire by Nimrod. According to the myth, the fire became the lake, and the … Continue reading

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Zeugma/Belk?s in Turkey

Here are photos from our recent trip to Gaziantep. You may visit the Gallery Link. The first 2 items are the most precious pieces. First one is “Mars”, Roman’s war God, and the second one is? the “Gypsy Girl” . … Continue reading

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Prag teaser album

A few photos from Prag. Here is the link

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Old Mosque – Edirne, Turkey

The Old Mosque (Turkish: Eski Camii) is an old Ottoman mosque in Edirne, Turkey. Construction was started by Emir S?leyman, and completed under the rule of his brother, Sultan Mehmet I during 1402-1414. The mosque is located in the historical … Continue reading

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17th century Istanbul paintings

From 2009 exhibition, Pera museum. Some paintings are by Zonaro, once the royal painter of the Ottomans. Istanbul paintings of Italian painter Fausto Zonaro are here. Gallery is at this link. The painting below is by Z. Diemer.

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Louvre Museum, a small album

A small album for the time being. Gallery is here. More to come soon.

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Red Hall-Pergamon, near Bergama/Turkey

Link to the photo gallery is here: link. One of Pergamon’s ?notable structures is the Serapis Temple (Serapeum) which was later transformed into the Red Basilica complex (or Kizil Avlu in Turkish), about one kilometer south of the Acropolis. It … Continue reading

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Pergamon, near Bergama-Turkey

Bergama, Ancient Pergamon The gallery link is here. More photos will be added in a short time. From Wikipedia: Pergamon, Pergamum or P?rgamo (in Greek, ????????) was an ancient Greek city in modern-day Turkey, in Mysia, today located 16 miles … Continue reading

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