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The legendary Xerxes Canal of Chalkidiki

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The legendary Xerxes Canal of Chalkidiki

Our investigations on the peninsula of Chalkidiki had inevitably led us to the historical background of the campaigns of Xerxes, who as Achaemenid Great King and Egyptian Pharaoh reigned the vast Persian Empire between 486-465 BC.

Xenophon - philosopher and writer in ancient Athens

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Xenophon

Xenophon's birth date is uncertain, but most scholars agree that he was born around 431 BC near the city of Athens. Xenophon was born into the ranks of the upper classes, thus granting him access to certain privileges of the aristocracy of ancient Attica.

Strabo - Greek Historian and Geographer

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Strabo - Greek Historian and Geographer

Strabo was a Greek historian, geographer and philosopher. Strabo was born to an affluent family from Amaseia in Pontus (modern Amasya, Turkey), a city which he said to be situated the approximate equivalent of 75 km from the Black sea. 

Homer - Ilias - ancient historical poet

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Homer - Ilias

The ancient Greeks generally believed that Homer was an historical individual, but modern scholars are skeptical: no reliable biographical information has been handed down from classical antiquity, and the poems themselves manifestly represent the culmination of many centuries of oral story-telling and a well-developed "formulaic" system of poetic composition.

Hesiod - Greek Oral Poet and Mythologist

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Hesiod - Greek Oral Poet

Hesiod (Hesíodos) was a Greek oral poet and is often identified as the first economist. His date is uncertain, but leading scholars favour the eighth century BC for when Hesiod lived.

Herodotus - Greek Historian from Halicarnassus

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Herodotus - Greek Historian

Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian  who lived in the 5th century BC (c. 484 BC – c. 425 BC). He was born in Caria, Halicarnassus ( Modern day Bodrum, Muğla, Türkiye). He is regarded as the "Father of History" in Western culture.

Apollonios of Perge - Master of Mathematics

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Apollonios of Perge

It was Apollonius who gave the ellipse, the parabola, and the hyperbola the names by which we know them. The hypothesis of eccentric orbits, or equivalently, deferent and epicycles, to explain the apparent motion of the planets and the varying speed of the Moon, are also attributed to him.

Alexander the Great - Conquerer from Pella

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Alexander the Great

During our travels and visits of ancient cities there was always one name mentioned: Alexander the Great. Everybody learned about Alexander during history lesson at school for being the leader of one of the biggest empires ever.

Aulus Cornelius Celsus - Roman Doctor?

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Aulus Cornelius Celsus - Roman Doctor

Always people tried to work in the field of medical treatment to help others when injured or helpless. Some big steps could be done in Greek and Roman period because of development in research and for the first time experiences were written down.

Roman Thermal Baths and Baths in Antiquity

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Roman Thermal Bath - Ilyasbey, Miletos

Involvement of human beings with water goes back to earliest days of history. In the prehistoric ages, prior to the transition from nomadic existence to forming permanent settlements, water usage was partially a part of nature that could not be controlled.

Innsbruck Wilten - once Roman Settlement Veldidena

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Innsbruck Wilten - once Roman Settlement Veldidena

As a part of our project development "A journey of Intimacy and Culture along the Roman Roads" to create a concept for modern Camper routes to the south our route direction inevitably leads over the Alps.

The Last Ottoman - Ertugrul Osman

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Tha Last Ottoman - Ertugrul Osman

Ertugrul Osman - the would-be sultan known in Turkey as the "last Ottoman" - has died in Istanbul at the age of 97. Osman would have been sultan of the Ottoman Empire had Turkey's modern republic not been created in the 1920s. 

Leonardo da Vinci - machines at EXPO 2016 Antalya

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Leonardo da Vinci - machines at EXPO 2016 Antalya

Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, anatomist, mechanic, engineer and natural philosopher, born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, which explains the second part of his name. He is considered one of the most famous polymath of all time.

The Seljuk Caravanserai in Asia Minor

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The Seljuk Caravanserai in Asia Minor

Without doubt, Caravanserai are included amongst the most magnificent and impressive monuments of Seljuk architecture ever. Also known as “domes of the roads”, the Caravanserai have begun to flourish within the first half of 13th Century and were spread about all along the ancient trade routes all over Anatolia and to the places in Northern and Southern borders.

Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi - Konya in Turkey

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Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi

The Turkish mystic Mevlana was the founder of the brotherhood of the dancing dervish. With the help of their dances they tried to get into contact with God. As a symbol of neatness, the dervish wear white capes while dancing and, while spinning round, they always point to the sky with one hand and to the centre of the earth with the other.

Turkish History - from past to present

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Turkish History

The first settlement was established about 7000 B.C. Near the town of Konya historians found the first traces of houses, holy places and different sculptures.

Theodor Wiegand - Excavations and Travel

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Theodor Wiegand - Excavations and Travel

Our visit to the Forest Fire Station of Dursunbey came together with the meeting of some Roman artifacts that justified our interest to further research in the history of Dursunbey or Balat, how the city was called until 100 years ago.

Atatürk - Father of all Turkish People

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Atatürk - Father of all Turkish People

Coming to Turkey for the first time you may wonder that wherever you go there are pictures or monuments showing Ataturk.

The Fisherman of Halicarnassus - Bodrum

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Fisherman of Halicarnassus

Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, the son of an Ottoman family graduated from Oxford, was convicted of some obscure crime in 1925 and exiled to Bodrum for three years.

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