Ancient Architecture


Temple of Zeus

The Temple of Zeus Lepsynos in the ancient city of Euromos, located in the Milas district of southwestern Muğla province, is being restored to its former glory with the restoration of its columns. Euromos is one of the important cities of Caria – the ancient name for the southwestern region of Anatolia’s Aegean shores. The …

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Heracles mosaic found in Alanya

During excavations being carried out in the ancient city of Syedra in the Alanya district of southern Antalya, an approximately 164-square-meter (1,765-square-foot) floor mosaic picturing the ancient Greek mythological hero Heracles, known as Hercules in Roman mythology, was found. The mosaic was discovered in the Roman bath of the ancient city and depicts the 12 labors of …

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Anatolian bridge continent discovered after 40M years

An academic team comprised of Turkish, United States and French scientists have discovered a Turkey-dominated continent that disappeared about 40 million years ago. The team has given the continent the name “Balkanatolia” (“Balkanadolu” in Turkish), as it covers the Balkans and Anatolia. The authors of the study published in the journal Earth Science Reviews explained …

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It is an ancient, beautiful mystery that enchants all who glimpse at it over the frost on Salisbury Plain while the sun rises bright. No one can quite imagine the picture of hundreds of workers, tirelessly constructing the foreboding structure that would become the Stonehenge as we know it, in Neolithic-era southern England. It turns …

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Iwan-e Karkheh, a forgotten gem of Sassanid architecture

It is located near the UNESCO-registered Susa, the UNESCO-registered Tchogha Zanbil, and the UNESCO-registered Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, and is some 18 kilometers from the city of Dezful along the banks of the Karkheh River. In the Elamite era, Karkheh was covered with palm groves and its woods were so famous that Ashurbanipal referred to …

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