Author Archives: S. Agar

Asklepion – Pergamon/Bergama – TURKEY

Welcome to Asklepion, possibly the earliest hospital of the ancient world. This site is close to Pergamon/Bergama. In the ancient world, the healing power of  water was well known. The hospital was made at this place, which had 3 different … Continue reading

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Chora Church – Kariye Museum

Byzantine Church with mosaics from the 13th century. Now a museum. Located in Istanbul. Links to my photo gallery is here. From wikipedia: The Church of St. Savior in Chora (Turkish Kariye Müzesi, Kariye Camii, or Kariye Kilisesi ? the … Continue reading

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For a Change – Air show 2013

  We have been to the air show 2013, where Turkish Stars, Turkish Airforce team performed as well. The team usually consists of 6 planes. It was an amazing show.   The following photo shows one of the most dangerous … Continue reading

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Yalta Conference – Livadia Palace, Yalta/Ukraine

We had the pleasure of visiting Crimia, Ukraine recently. This is the birthplace of my mother. She was born in Gaspra, just about 15 kms from Yalta. I took her along with my sister, to show her Gaspra, as well … Continue reading

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Yedikule Zindanlar? / Yedikule Dungeons

This great pile of stones was first built as the Golden Gate in the times of Byzantine Emperors Theodosius I and Theodosius II (408-450). The twin square towers of the Golden Gate are now just two of the seven towers … Continue reading

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Aphrodisias – Geyre, near Tavas/Denizli

While you are travelling to Pamukkale, another antique city to visit is Aphrodisias. ?This city is built to honor Aphrodite. Link to ?photo Gallery. This place is about 100 km away from Denizli. After driving to Tavas from the mainroad, … Continue reading

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Laodicea – Laodikeia / Denizli Turkey

Most people omit this ancient city during their tour to Pamukkale. In fact this is one of the most important antique sites in Turkey. Here is a photo giving details about this site. My photo album is located here. I … Continue reading

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Phrygia (Frigya) – Midas city

I have added a few photos taken from Phrygia to this album. Here is a sample, showing the houses of the Midas City. I hope that you will like the photos. The next post will be from Aizenoi. (?avdarhisar) Enjoy..

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Phrygia (Frigya) Yaz?l?kaya

We will start a tour that covers the traces of the Phrygian Kingdom. The link to my photo album is at LINK. The first stop is the Midas City, which will be followed by Gordion and other sites. Above is … Continue reading

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Beylerbeyi Palace – Istanbul

Here are some photos from this palace in Istanbul. Follow the link to my gallery: Link History: During the second half of the 16th century, Rumeli Beylerbeyi (a very high ranking governor in charge of the whole European side of … Continue reading

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