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Roman construction - insights into technology

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Roman construction technology - insights into technology

The technical and organizational concerns in the Roman building technique during the Roman Empire are also based on Hellenistic values. In his work De architectura libri decem (22 BC) the Roman officer Vitruvius describes the techniques and mathematical foundations adopted from the Greeks.

Province of Noricum - trade routes determined the success

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Province of Noricum - trade routes determined the success

From the Celtic kingdom, under the leadership of the Noric tribe, a Roman province of the same name had emerged, which was assigned to the Roman Empire with its capital Virunum (now Zollfeld near Maria Saal).

Noricum - a Celtic kingdom in today's Austria

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Noricum - a Celtic kingdom in today's Austria

Noricum was once a Celtic kingdom under the leadership of the Noric tribe on a large part of the territory of present-day Austria as well as adjacent regions of Bavaria (east of the Inn) and Slovenia, which later became a province of the Roman Empire under the designation Provincia Noricum.

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.

Kyffhäuser - Barbarossa and the mythology about his death

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Kyffhäuser - Barbarossa and the mythology about his death

We were again in the East of Germany and thus on the way very close along the Kyffhäuser ridge and so we once again had been drawn to the monumental memorial of the Hohenstaufer Friedrich Barbarossa I, after all, nicknamed King Rotbart, is considered one of the greatest emperors of the Middle Ages.

Konrad Peutinger - Tabula Peutingeriana Roman road map

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Konrad Peutinger - Tabula Peutingeriana Roman road map

We often encountered Roman "road maps" as sections or copies belonging to the respective region in Roman museums, we had been able to connect the name Konrad Peutinger from the respected merchant family of the imperial city of Augsburg with these maps.

Migration to Hermannstadt - today Sibiu in Transylvania

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Migration to Hermannstadt - today Sibiu in Transylvania

When there are wars and conflicts at home, when there is no work even in agriculture for self-sufficiency due to destruction or epidemics, people are desperate, seeking about ways out and away from misery, not to be killed or even starve because of hunger.

Kyffhäuser Mountain Range and Mythology of Barbarossa

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Kyffhäuser Mountain Range and Mythology of Barbarossa

The Kyffhäuser, a low mountain range south-east of the Harz mountains stretching from the Thuringian Kyffhäuser district to the Saxony-Anhalt district of Mansfeld-Südharz, is the central point of a saga of the mountain rift.

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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