Nemrut Dag (Mt Nemrud) is a mountain measuring 2,150meters in height. It is located near the village of Karadut in Kahta county in the province of Adiyaman. Both side of Mountain have several giant heads of Antiochos, the goddess Kommagene, Zeus-Oromasdes (the Graeco-Persian sky-god and supreme deity, and also the largest-sized statue), Apollo-Mithras, and Herakles-Artagnes so they can see worlds the best sunrise and sunset.... (full story) (7 photos)
Located in the region of Middle Black Sea, Amasya is founded on the slopes of Mt. Harşena in Yeşilırmak Valley. With its over 7000 year historical background it became a capital of a kingdom, trained scientists, artists, poets, and became a training city for sultan's sons.
Amaseia was the capital of the dynasty of the Mithradatids for about a century, between about 281 and 180 BC. The five kings Mithradates I, Ariobarzanes, Mithradates II and III, and Pharnakes I were ruling here.... (full story) (9 photos)
The Southeastern Anatolian Region has a very rich history and cultural heritage, as can be seen in its magnificent historical sites. Its history begins around 7,000 B.C. in the New Stone Age. Between 2,000 B.C. and 1,500 B.C. came the Hurris who were followed by the Hittites sometime around 1,200 B.C.... (full story) (4 photos)
The magnificent Covered Bazaar (Kapalicarsi) began as two vaulted halls built by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror (1451 -1481) to provide an income for the Hagia Sophia Mosque, and gradually turned into a commercial center as traders began to display their wares on counters around these two stone buildings.... (full story) (5 photos)
Turkey, a land full of contrasts. Also for me. After a bustling week with a group snowwalking the sunny mountains and Capadoccia I end up in Ankara on my own on a grey Sunday.... (full story) (5 photos)