The top of the rock in Afyon has been fortified for a long time. It was known to the Hittites as Hapanuwa, and was later occupied by Phrygians, Lydians and Achaemenid Persians until it was conquered by Alexander the Great.
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Monday, 27 October 2014
- The famous Trojan War took place in West Anatolia.
- The famous Dutch Tulip actually is originated from Turkey and was taken to Netherlands in the 16th century.
- The color of Turquoise comes from the clean see color on the Aegean Cost in Turkey.
- Kasikci diamond one of the greatest piece of diamond in the world is displayed in Topkapi Palace.
- Virgin Mary’s House , near Ephesus , where she spent her last years and died in, was visited by Pope the 6th Paul and Pope Jean Paul.
- The first known University in history is in Harran, Southeast Turkey.
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Turkey has an abundance of verdure animal varieties. A correlation with the landmass of Europe is sufficient to outline such riches: while there are 12,500 gymnospermous and angiospermous plant species in the whole mainland of Europe, it is realized that around 11,000 such species are available in Anatolia alone, with somebody third of them endemic to Turkey..
Monday, 13 October 2014
Among 250 equine breeds known today on the planet the Akhal-Teke steed is generally viewed as a standout amongst the most old ones. Numerous analysts view it as the most antiquated one. Of aged noblesse, more seasoned than that of the Arabian or the English Thoroughbred, the Akhal-Teke is a full-blooded stallion that is second to none.
The Akhal-Teke's starting points are lost oblivious of hundreds of years, or even centuries. Cuneiform writings found in Assyria let us know about steeds or, as they were then called "jackasses from the mountains" from Midis and Urartu. Tiglatpalasar (1115-1077 B.c.) kept in touch with: "I seized immense crowds of stallions, donkeys, and other steers from their knolls. I made them pay a tribute of 1200 stallions."
Herodotus gives a portrayal of ten holy steeds in wonderful bridle that were preparing for the hallowed chariot of Akhuramazda in the armed force of Xerxes. Those steeds were reared in the Nisei plain "in the middle of Balkh and Midis." They were smooth, had long, thin and adaptable necks, expansive eyes, obviously formed heads, slight and solid legs.
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Friday, 10 October 2014
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Monday, 6 October 2014
The structural style which was to embrace secured structure after the accomplishment of Istanbul, was considered in Bursa and in Edirne. The Great Mosque (Ulu Cami) in Bursa was the first Seljuk mosque to be changed over into a domed one. Edirne was the last Ottoman capital before Istanbul, and it is here that we witness the last stages in the designing progression that developed lastly completed in the improvement of the mind blowing mosques of Istanbul.
The structures inherent Istanbul between the get of the city and the advancement of the mosque of Sultan Bayezit are furthermore seen as works of the early period. Among these are the mosques of Fatih (1470), the mosque of Mahmutpasa, Tiled Pavilion and Topkapi Palace.
In Ottoman times the mosque did not exist without any other individual's data. It was looked on by society as being positively interconnected with city orchestrating and open life. Near the mosque there were soup kitchens, religious schools, centers, Turkish showers and tombs.
Among the secured period mosque courses of action changed to fuse an inward and outside porch. The internal yard and the mosque were safely connected. The master specialist of the secured period, Mimar Sinan, was considered in 1492 in Kayseri and passed on in Istanbul in the year 1588.
Sinan started an alternate time in world building outline, making 334 structures in distinctive urban groups. His style was to have a respectable effect on future ages. Mimar Sinan's first crucial work was the Sehzade Mosque completed in 1548. His second basic work was the Süleymaniye Mosque and including unpredictable, made for Kanuni Sultan Süleyma, plan a turkey tours around here to witness the marvelous architecture of Turkey.