Ephesus is one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world,
back to 12 C BC. The City was an important trade and religious center in antiquity.
Pergamum (Pergamom, Bergama) is an acropolis. Pergamum was
an administrational center
during the Roman period and
was also famous for its library.
Physician Galen was also born here.
Troy (Truva, Troj) is one of the most famous cities in history.
back to 4th millennium BC. Homer first mentioned the story
of Troy in the Iliad and Odyssey.
Commagene - Mt. Nemrut
One of the most spectacular sites in Turkey especially
at sunset is Mount Nemrut. Commagene Kingdom
was a strategic crossroad on the important trade routes
between Syria, Mesopotamia and Rome.
Catalhoyuk is one of the most important Neolithic settlements
of the world dating back 4th Millenium
The city was well-planned
and executed. Priene is a very good example of Greek Architecture
dating back 7th C BC.
Uluburun - Kas
In Uluburun, Kas, the Institute of Nautical Archaeology's (INA) shipwreck
excavation in 1980s brought to light one of the wealthiest
and largest known collections of Late Bronze Age items
found in the Mediterranean.
was the capital of Lydia.
In the 7th C BC the Lydians invented the first coinage
in history. The King Croesus controlled most of western
in 6th C BC.
Hattusas - Bogazkoy
Hattusas was the chief center of the Hittite Empire. The principal
Hittite inscriptions on 10,000 tablets were found here
early 20th C.
The ancient city of Aphrodisias, dedicated to the goddess
love Aphrodite. The City has
the best-preserved stadium
in Asia Minor.
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