“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
  Home  — My Markers  — Add A Marker  — Marker Series  — Links & Books  — Forum  — About Us
Click First to browse through the results shown on this page.   First >> 
Show DirectionsOmit Marker TextClick to map all markers shown on this page.
Search Results
Turkey, İzmir (Selçuk District), Ephesus — Last Home of the Blessed Virgin, the Mother of Jesus Christ
Notice About The Shrine This place is considered to be the last home of the Blessed Virgin, the Mother of Jesus Christ. The Facts According to the Scriptures: St. John, in his Gospel, tells us that Jesus, before dying on the Cross, entrusted to him the care of His Mother when He said: “Here is your Mother,” and from that hour St. John took Her to his own. The “Acts of the Apostles” relate how, after the death of Christ, His followers were persecuted . . . — Map (db m44049) HM
Turkey, İzmir (Selçuk District), Ephesus — Processional Way
Dini Alay Yolu [text in Turkish…] Processional Way [text in English] Annual festivals named ‘Artemisia’ or ‘Ephesia’ in antiquity were undertaken in honour of Artemis, the city goddess of Ephesos. The festivities, which lasted for several days, were framed by sportive and musical competitions, although the focus was the procession accompanied by sacrifices. The procession, in which a festively adorned and bedecked cult figure of Artemis was carried, also served . . . — Map (db m44269) HM
Turkey, İzmir (Selçuk District), Ephesus — The Celsus Library
Celsus Kutuphanesi [text in Turkish…] The Celsus Library [text in English]: The Celsus Library, certainly the most well-known monument in Ephesos, was built between A.D. and 110 by Gaius Iulius Aquila for his father, the senator Tiberius Iulius Celsus Polemaeanus. The library can actually be interpreted as a heroon which was built over the burial chamber of the deceased. A flight of nine steps at the façade, flanked by statue bases, led to a . . . — Map (db m43992) HM
Turkey, İzmir (Selçuk District), Ephesus — The Great Theatre — [Ephesus]
Büyük Tiyatro [text in Turkish...] The Great Theatre [text in English] The Great Theatre goes back to a preceding structure of the Hellenistic period (3rd-1st century B.C.). In the Roman period there was an extensive rebuilding under the Emperors Domitian (A.D. 81-96) and Trajan (A.D. 98-117) with at first a two-, later three-storeyed impressive facade. In addition to theatre performances, assemblies also took place there; in the later Imperial period, . . . — Map (db m84362) HM
Turkey, İzmir (Selçuk District), Selçuk — St. Jean (Aziz Yahya) Kilisesi/The Church of St. John
[Left column: text in Turkish] [Right column: text in English] According to the written sources, the basilica with wooden roof which includes St. John’s grave was in a poor situation in 6th century AD. Emperor Justinian (527–565 AD) and Queen Theodora constructed instead the six-domed church whose ruins are visible today. This church, which is cruciform and measures 130 by 65 meters, was one of the most impressive religious structures built after Artemis Temple in . . . — Map (db m43721) HM
Turkey, İzmir (Selçuk District), Selçuk — St. Jean'in (Aziz Yahya) Kimliği Ve Hayatı/The Life of St. John
[Left column: text in Turkish] [Right column: text in English] According to an opinion that is based on the decision of, and thus at least as old as the council of Ephesus in 431 A.D., it is generally accepted that St. John came to Ephesus together with The Virgin Mary somewhere between 37 and 48 A.D., where they spent the remaining [days] of their lives. While he was being crucified, Jesus entrusted his mother to St. John, his most loved disciple, and “After these . . . — Map (db m43715) HM
Turkey, İzmir (Selçuk district), Selçuk — The Basilica of St. John
St. John was the youngest of the 12 Apostles of Jesus, often referred to as the “Evangelist” or “Beloved.” After the death of Jesus, the followers of Christ were subjected to persecution. St. John’s own brother, James, was the first martyr among the Apostles, having been “put to death with the sword” by King Herod Agrippa I about 42-44 A.D. (Acts 12:2). When Herod saw that this pleased his people, he sought to seize other Apostles. To avoid persecution, St. . . . — Map (db m43712) HM
Turkey, İzmir Province (Selçuk (district)), Selçuk — The Bouleuterion — Bouleuterion
English: The Bouleuterion housed the meetings of the council (boule) as well as musical performances and contests. The originally roofed semi-circular auditorium is bonded to a stage wall. The building was erected around A.D. 100. In A.D. 150, Publius Vedius Antoninus sponsored a new stage building which displayed a portrait gallery of the Imperial family and letters of Emperor Antoninus Pius (A.D. 138-161). Turkish: Bouleuterion, kent meclisinin (boule) oturumlarına ev . . . — Map (db m84282) HM
Turkey, İzmir Province (Selçuk (district)), Selçuk — The 'State Agora' — 'Devet Agorasi'
English: Probably in the 15th century B.C., an enclosure was set up in the saddle between the two city mountains; at the beginning of the 1“century A.D. it covered an area of 160 x 58 m. The area was surrounded by porticoes on three sides. The location was bordered at the west by an ashlar wall, against which numerous individual monuments were erected. At the latest since the time of Emperor Augustus (27 B.C. - A.D. 14), the `State Agora' with its surrounding buildings constituted . . . — Map (db m84281) HM
Turkey, Aksaray Province (Aksaray (district)), Sultanhani — Aksaray - Sultanhanı Caravanserai (1229) — Aksaray - Sultanhanı Kervansarayı (1229)
English: Situated on Konya - Aksaray highway, Sultanhanı is the largest and best caravanserai of the seljuks. It was built by Alaattin Keykubat 1. in 1229. After a fire, it was restored and extended in 1278 by the governor Siracettin El Hasan during the reign of Giyasettin Keyhüsrev. Af(t)er this extension it became the larges caravanserai of Turkey. It consists of two sections: Open and covered ones. The open courtyard was used in summer and the covered one was used in . . . — Map (db m84169) HM
Turkey, Ankara (Ankara Metropolitan Municipality) — İsmet İnönü
English: İsmet İnönü was the first prime minister and the second president of the Turkish Republic. He was born in Izmir in 1884. He received his primary education and graduated from military high school and Academy of Artillery School in Istanbul which he entered in 1897, he started the War College in 1903. He graduated from the War College in 1906 and was appointed to Edirne with the rank of staff captain. During his military career, he served as the fronts in Edirne, . . . — Map (db m83979) HM
Turkey, Ankara (Ankara Metropolitan Municipality) — Ankara Castle — Ankara Kalesi Tarihçesi
English: Its construction date is not known clearly. It it thought to be constructed by Hittites who placed a manial area in the city. But this thought has not been verified with archeological findings. Before Hittites, Ankara Castle had been restored countless times by Romans, Byzantiums and Seljuks and it is formed of inner castle which surrounds the higher part of hills and outer castle which surrounds its around (Outer Castle have 20 towers). Outer castle covers ancient Ankara . . . — Map (db m83912) HM
Turkey, Ankara (Ankara Metropolitan Municipality) — Çengel Han — Yapin 1522 - Restorasyon 2005
English: History The Çengel Han was built in 1522-1523 during the reign of Kanuni Sultan Süleyman by Damat Rüstem Paşa who was married to the Sultan’s daughter Mihrimah Sultan. Though it was built close to 500 years ago, the Çengel Han still stands upright and is one of the few buildings of the Han district of Ankara to have retained its original form. The Çengel Han functioned as a typical Anatolian Caravanserai: in other words it was an Inn with a market place in the . . . — Map (db m83891) HM
Turkey, Ankara (Ankara Metropolitan Municipality) — History of the Museum Buildings — Müze Yapılarının Tarihi
English: The museum consists of two buildings, the Bedesten and the Kurşsunlu Han. The Bedesten (covered market), not arranged as the exhibition hall, was built by Mahmut Pasha, Grand Vizier (1455-1466, 1472-1473) under Mehmet II, the Conqueror. The building is formed by a central space covered by ten domes, and supported on four pillars. The market was surrounded by 102 shops. Alpaca clothes, unique to Ankara, were sold there. The Kurşunlu Han lies to the east of the . . . — Map (db m83995) HM
Turkey, Antalya (Serik (district)), Serik — Aspendos
English: In antiquity, central part of Antalya was known as “Pamphylia”, the land of all tribes, and is thought to have been settled originally by migrating people from Anatolia. Pamphylia grew into a populous region and many fine cities were established. None was more impressive, however, than the city of Aspendos. Aspendos was divided into two areas; upper and lower. The lower city provided access for busy river traffic, and contained mainly the shipping and commercial . . . — Map (db m84193) HM
Turkey, Antalya Province (Aksu (district)), Aksu — Macellum / Agora
English: The building complex that measures 75 x 75 m includes a central area limited by porticoes and shops. The macellum has an entrance on all four sides. The shops on the north and west face alternately the macellum or the street outside, while those on the east do not have any connection with the street. The shops on the south originally had two stories. The porticoes were paved with mosaics. The function of the round building in the center is still under discussion. In . . . — Map (db m84207) HM
Turkey, Antalya Province (Aksu (district)), Aksu — Perge
English: The earliest archaeological finds at Perge, a very important city in the region of Pamphylia, date from the end of the fifth millennium B.C. and come from the acropolis. These are followed by uninterrupted layers of habitation beginning in the third millennium B.C. Evidently receiving migration from the Greek mainland, Perge nourished a culturally hybrid environment. In the middle of the first millennium B.C it came under the rule of the lydian and Persian kingdoms . . . — Map (db m84210) HM
Turkey, Antalya Province (Aksu (district)), Aksu — Perge
The first dig at Perge had been made by Ord.Prof.Dr.Arlf Müfit Mansel and his team under his leadership in the year of 1946. Between the years of 1975-1986, the digs were made under the leadership of Prof.Dr.Jale Inan. During the digs the remains of formal buildings and many sculptures which had been made by people of Perge were found out. In the year of 1988, Prof.Dr.HaIuk Abbasoğlu became the head of the diggings and they began to dig for houses to understand social life of people and . . . — Map (db m84215) HM
Turkey, Antalya Province (Aksu (district)), Aksu — Roman Door — Roma Kapısı
English: There are four doors opening into four directions on the walls of the ancient city of Perge. However, in the south, there are two doors which were made at Hellenistic and Roman periods and there is a courtyard of 72.2m between two of them. One of these two doors in the south is called as the Roman Door. When danger of caos (sic) and war started to threaten the peace, People of Perge built new walls to strengthen the defense system of the City like the other Pamphylia cities . . . — Map (db m84209) HM
Turkey, Antalya Province (Aksu (district)), Aksu — Southern Baths — Güney Hamami — Süd-Therme
English: The complex, one of the best preserved buildings in Perge, is noteworthy because of its size and monumentality when compared with its counterparts in Pamphylia. Rooms that served different functions like the dressing room (apodyterium), cold bath (frigidarium), warm bath (tepidarium), hot bath (caldarium), and exercise area (palaestra) were lined side by side and offered maximum utility to the bathers who had the chance to pass from one room to another of their choice. The . . . — Map (db m84208) HM
Turkey, Antalya Province (Serik (district)), Serik — The Theatre of Aspendos — Aspendos Tiyatmsu
Theatre of Aspendos is the best preserved ancient theatre in Asia Minor and the most Magnificent Roman building of the province of Pamphylia as well. It was designed by the architect Zeno, son of Theodorus. This theatre by Zeno shows the final culmination of the practical as well as representative ideas of Roman theatre architecture. Two-storied scaenae front is the most impressive part of the theatre. It was covered by marble and luxuriously decorated with forty free-standing columns and . . . — Map (db m84194) HM
Turkey, Çanakkale Province (Eceabat district), Eceabat — 57th Infantry Regiment — 57. Piyade Alayı Tarihçesi
English: The 57th Infantry Regiment was formed during the Balkan War in 1912. On 1 February 1915, it was reconstituted under the command of the 19th Infantry Division as part of the Turkish Fifth Army. The regiment showed outstanding valour under the leadership of Colonel Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk) during the Allied landings at Ari Burnu on 25 April 1915, when the regiment played a significant role in preventing the advance of ANZAC forces inland on that day. The 57th . . . — Map (db m85113) HM
Turkey, Çanakkale Province (Eceabat district), Eceabat — Anzac Commemorative Site
These ten panels, mounted upon a wall facing the sea, describes the conflict between Allied and Turkish forces on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. Panel #1 English: The Dardanelles A good army of 50,000 men and sea power - that is the end of the Turkish menace. Winston Churchill, British cabinet minister, 1915. On 19 February 1915 British ships began a bombardment of the Turkish defences at the straits of the Dardanelles . . . — Map (db m85295) HM WM
Turkey, Çanakkale Province (Eceabat district), Eceabat — 2 — Anzac Cove — Anzac Koyu
English: This beach, 600 metres long by 20 metres wide was the life line to the Allied soldiers within the Anzac perimeter. Because of Turkish shellfire, supplies could only be landed at night and carried by men and mules along tortuous and dangerous tracks to the front line; casualties were evacuated the same way. The Australian and New Zealand headquarters were located 100 meters from the beach and within 1000 metres of the front line. On the hillside above the beach, thousands of . . . — Map (db m85219) HM
Turkey, Çanakkale Province (Eceabat district), Eceabat — Ari Burnu Cemetery
English: By early l9l5, the Western Front in France and Flanders had reached a stalemate. The British War Council sanctioned a plan to attack the Ottoman Empire, which was fighting alongside the Central Powers, led by Germany. By sending Allied warships through the narrow straits of the Dardanelles to attack Constantinople (now Istanbul), it was hoped that the Ottomans could be forced out of the war. In February and March 1915. British and French ships attempted to subdue the forts . . . — Map (db m85184) HM WM
Turkey, Çanakkale Province (Eceabat district), Eceabat — 1 — Ariburnu
English: At 0430 hours on 25 April, 36 rowing boats landed the first Australian soldiers around this point and at Anzac Cove. Immediately they climbed the 100 metre hill behind you (Plugge's Plateau) and by 1000 hrs. secured a front line (seen from the hill top road) from the Nek, Quinn's Post, Lone Pine and to the south beyond Shell Green. 160 Turkish soldiers opposed the initial landing and by day's end, assisted by 8,000 reinforcements, they contained the 16,000 Australians and . . . — Map (db m85183) HM
Turkey, Çanakkale Province (Eceabat district), Eceabat — Atatürk's Tribute
"Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives... you are now living in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours... You the mothers who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears; yours sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well." - Atatürk 1934 . . . — Map (db m85220) WM
Turkey, Çanakkale Province (Eceabat district), Eceabat — Beach Cemetery
English: During the Gallipoli campaign, this area was known as 'Hell Spit'. To the north is the beach which became known as Anzac Cove, where some 27,000 Australian and New Zealand, British and Indian troops came ashore between 25 April and 1 May 1915. This was the heart of the Anzac sector. Burials took place here on the first day of the landings and continued until November 1915. Among those buried here from Australia, New Zealand and British units are three members of the . . . — Map (db m85241) HM
Turkey, Çanakkale Province (Eceabat district), Eceabat — 9 — Chunuk Bair — Çanak Bayırı
English: New Zealand and British Forces climbed from the beach under cover of darkness and launched a surprise attack on this hilltop, capturing it on 8 August 1915. They held the area immediately around the New Zealand Memorial for 2 nights until, against constant and courageous counter-attacks the Turks retook the summit. As part of this offensive, British Forces landed 7 kilometers to the north at Suvla Bay and by mid-August most of the area between the foothills and Suvla was in . . . — Map (db m85151) HM
Turkey, Çanakkale Province (Eceabat district), Eceabat — Lone Pine Cemetery
To the glory of God and the lasting memory of 3268 Australian soldiers who fought on Gallipoli in 1915 and have no known graves, and 456 New Zealand soldiers whose names are not recorded in any other areas of the peninsula but who fell in the Anzac area and have no known graves; and also of 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who fighting on Gallipoli in 1915, incurred mortal wounds or sickness and found burial at sea. — Map (db m85110) WM
Turkey, Çanakkale Province (Eceabat district), Eceabat — Monument of Respect for the Mehmetcik — Mehmetçiǧe Saygı Anıtı
Turkish: "Biz Çanakkale Yarımadasının Türklerle savaşarak ve binlerce insanımızı kaybederek kahraman Turk milletine ve onun essiz vatan sevgisine duyduǧumuz büyük takdir ve hayranlıkla ayrıldık. Bütün Avustralyalılar Mehmetçiǧi kendi evlatları gibi sever Onum mertliǧi, vatan ve insan sevgisi siperlerdeki dayanılmaz heybet ve cesareti, bütün. Anzakları hayran bırakan yurt sevgisi . . . — Map (db m85248) WM
Turkey, Çanakkale Province (Eceabat district), Eceabat — North Beach & Sphinx — Kuzey Sahili ve Sfenks
English: The coast line curls eastwards passing Ariburnu and turns North running about 160 meters along up to Nibrunesi Point (Kuchulx Kemekli). The Anzacs called the coast line here “North Beach" because of its perspective viewing North. On Anzac maps. North Beach starts from Ariburnu. about 1 km ahead frorn this point, beneath the slope viewing the coast line, runs up to the level of No. 1 Outpost which is an area covered in pine trees and where also stands some . . . — Map (db m85281) HM
Turkey, Çanakkale Province (Eceabat district), Eceabat — The Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 — Gelibolu Harekâtı --1915
English: The Allied objectives in the Gallipoli Campaign were, by capturing Istanbul, to force Turkey out of the war, to secure an ice-free sea supply route to Russia and to open another front against Germany and Austria-Hungary. The campaign fell into four phases the first being the naval operations of early 1915 culminating, on 18th March, in the unsuccessful attempt by battleships to force the Dardanelles. The second was the landings, beginning on 25th April, by British and French . . . — Map (db m85111) HM
Turkey, Çanakkale Province (Eceabat district), Eceabat — The Moment When Mustafa Kemal Was Granted to Our Nation (with his own words) — Mustafa Kemal'in Yüce Milletimize Bağişlandiği an (kendisi anlatiyor.)
English: "On 10th of August 1915 the British Forces of 20,000 settled into their trenches where they had spent days digging and waiting for the moment to attack and occupy Chunuk Bair, and thereby dominate the Dardanelles. The darkness of the night had began to disappear and dawn was about to break. I called the commander of the 8th Division and other officers. I told them that I have total faith in us and I know we will defeat the enemy. However, don't hurry, firstly, I will go . . . — Map (db m85148) HM
Turkey, Çanakkale Province (Eceabat district), Eceabat — 8 — The Nek — Cesaret Tepe
English: This key position defended vigorously by both side saw repeated attacks across this narrow ridge. The ANZAC trenches were located close to the cemetery. The Turkish trenches originated near to the raised stone memorial on your right and ran in 8 tiers to the top of the first hill (Baby 700). A courageous but futile attack by the Australians was made on August 7, 1915, when over 300 were killed in the area immediately in front of you. Turkish: Her iki . . . — Map (db m85145) HM
Turkey, Çanakkale Province (Eceabat district), Eceabat — The Nek - Sergeant Mehmet's Memorial — Cesaret Tepe - Mehmet Çavuş Anıtı
English: The Nek is a hillock, 157 m. above sea level, located at Russell's Top. It is a very important point which connects Russell's Top - which is 700 m. high and 40-100 m. wide and extending over Plugge's Plateau on the southwest - first to the Baby 700 and then to Chunuk Bair over Battleship Hill. Today, there stands Sergeant Mehmet's Memorial on the Nek. At the night of 25 - 26 April 1915, the 2nd Battalion of the 57th Regiment, which was positioned at the right flank . . . — Map (db m85147) HM WM
Turkey, Çanakkale Province (Eceabat district), Eceabat — The Nek Cemetery
English: This was a fiercely contested part of the front-line at Anzac. A narrow passage across the ridge known as ‘the Nek' lay just below a hill designated Baby 700 by Commonwealth forces. After the Armistice. the remains of several hundred men were discovered on this ground and in the surrounding gullies. This is the final resting place of some 320 Commonwealth servicemen. Among them are casualties of an attack by New Zealand forces on 2 May l9l5. but most fell during an . . . — Map (db m85115) HM WM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Beyoğlu district), Istanbul — Galata Tower
Turkish: 29 Mayis 1453 Salı Sabahi Cenevizlerin Galata Kolonisi Anahtarlarını Fatih Sultan Mehmed Takdim Etmiş ve Galatanın Teslimi 1 Haziran Cuma Günü Tamamlanmısdır. İstanbul Fethi Derniǧi, 1953 English translation: On Tuesday morning, 29 May 1453 Cenevizlerin presented to Fatih Sultan Mehmed the keys to the Galata Colony and Galatanın . . . — Map (db m84878) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Beyoğlu district), Istanbul — Galatasarayı Hamami
Turkish: Galatasarayı Hamami Tarihinden İnşaası: Sultan Bayazıt.II.1481-1541 ilâve ve tamirler: Sultan Selim II. avcı Mehet. IV. Ahmet.III. mahmu dı restorasiyon Hüseyin Yumuşak 1964 English translation: The Galatasaray Bathhouse since Construction of Sultan Bayazıt.II.1481-1541 Additions and repairs: Sultan Selim II. avcı Mehet.IV., Ahmet.II. The mahmer di Restoration by Hussein . . . — Map (db m84877) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Beyoğlu district), Istanbul — Maksem Taksim — Taksim Maksem
English: The settlement increased on the shores of the Bosphorus in the period of (1703-1730) Ahmed III and brought the problem of water supply. To solve this problem, development activities were initiated but these development activities could not go beyond an early stage due to the Patrona Halil revolt. In 1730, Mahmud I who passed to throne continued these undertakings and completed Taksim Water Plants in 1731. With some additions and corrections made then, the plant had taken its . . . — Map (db m84831) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Beyoğlu district), Istanbul — The Tunnel — Tünel
English: The story of the Tunnel. which is the second oldest underground system in the World after the London Underground, started with the French engineer Eugene Henri Gavand‘s initiative. Engineer Gavand observed people shuttling between Galata and Pera. the financial and trade centers of the city at that time and thought about an alternative way to Yüksek Kaldırım and Gaiip Dede Street, two streets connecting these centers. He was accepted by Sultan Abdülaziz, the Ottoman . . . — Map (db m84829) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Şehzade Mosque and Complex — Şehzade Camii ve Külliyesi
English: This mosque was dedicated to one of the Princes of Salesman the Magnificent, who died young: Sehzade Mehmed, the son of Suleyman and Hurrem was born in 1521 and died in 1543. Some believe that Sinan, was building it for Suleyman, but, experimenting with the weight of the dome, came to the conclusion that he could build a bigger one, and as a result Suleyman dedicated it to his son. The mosque is a monumental work of its time. It was based on a square and the central . . . — Map (db m85077) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Şimkeşhane
English: This building is one of the first construction works in the city after the conquest of Istanbul. according to its epigraph. The place where Şimkeşhane (a place where thread was produced for fabric) was built, used to be the Forum Tauri in the Roman period, built by Theodosius with a tripartite triumphal arch. The forum was ruined during the conquest, and the Chief of Sekban (mercenaries of peasant background) Yakup Aga commissioned a mosque on the ruins of the . . . — Map (db m84950) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Admiral Hayrettin — Kaptan-i Derya Hayrettin Paşa — (Barbarossa / Barbaros) (1473 -1543)
English: This place belongs to "The Foundation of the Sons and Servants of Great Turkish Admiral Hayrettin (Barbarossa) Pasha." The sailors of the Pasha were resting here without losing sight of the sea. In the XVI Century, one of the biggest fires utterly ruined these buildings. Fifteen wooden houses built afterwards, were overthrown in 1986. The Armada Hotel was built in 1994 with the restoration project which kept the original facade of the building under the supervision of the . . . — Map (db m84709) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Alay Pavillion — Alay Köşkü
English: Alay Pavilion was the building constructed above the outer wall of Topkapl Palace for the sultans to watch the ceremonies. Before the construction of Alay Pavillion, there was a timber pavilion in 16th century. The recent building of the pavilion was constructed by Mahmud II in Western European style. The pavilion that was reached by a wide ramp passing from Gulhane Park, was composed of a round sultan room and service buildings.The top of the pavilion was covered by . . . — Map (db m85044) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Basilica Cistern — Yerbatan Sarnıcı
English: The Basilica Cistern was constructed by Eastern Roman Emperor I. Justinianus (527-565) in 542 A.D. to provide water requirement of the Great Palace. Due to the brilliance among the marble columns arising within the water, it was called as Yerebatan Cistern by the public. The name Basilica in foreign sources was said to come from the Ilius Basilica being close to the cistern. Basilica Cistern is a huge building covering the area of 9.800 m2. Here there are 336 columns . . . — Map (db m84740) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih District), Istanbul — Cistern of Philoxenos — Binbirdirek (Fileksenos) Sarnıcı
English: The cistern was constructed in 4th century. As the Emperor Constantinus I reestablished the city, some members of the senate were forced to migrate here and Philoxenos that was one of them constructed his palace next to the Hippodrome. In order to meet water requirement of this palace, he also constructed this cistern. The rumors about its use in Ottoman era were contrary. Because German voyager R. Lubenau who visited Istanbul in 16th century, stated that silk spinning . . . — Map (db m84689) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Firuz Aga Mosque — Firuz Aǧa Camii
English: Firuz Aga Mosque was constructed by Firuz Aga who was Chief-treasurer of Sultan Bayezid II. The mosque was a bigger yard before the extension of Divanyolu, was constructed in 1491 as it was shown at the tablet on its door. The script at the tablet was written by Sheikh Hamdullah Efendi. The mosque that is a typical small mosque with a single dome and a simple mixture of Bursa style has square plan. Four sconces were constructed at the upper part of four edges formed by the . . . — Map (db m84948) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — German Fountain — Alman Çeşmesi
English: German Fountain is a monument dedicated to the second visit of the Prussian King and German Emperor Wilhelm II in 1898. The monument, which was presented in the name of Turkish-German friendship, extending its function of being a fountain with its political meaning and content, is today mostly known for its monumental value. The plans for the fountain were drawn by the private consultant of the Kaiser, Architect Spitta and its construction was overseen by the architect . . . — Map (db m84692) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Gulhane Park — Gülhane Parkı
English: Gulhane Park used to be the exterior yard of Topkapi Palace during the Ottoman Period, encompassing rose gardens and a grove. Gulhane was landscaped and transformed into a park in 1912 during the period of Cemil Topuzlu, former Mayor of Istanbul, and became public. Its total area is around 163 decares. On the right side of the entrance lie the busts of former mayors. A path of trees on both sides passes through the center of the park. Right and left to this path, there . . . — Map (db m85041) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Hagia Sophia — Ayasofya
English: The present Ayasofya is the third building of the same name that was constructed in the same place. The First Great Church serving as the cathedral was constructed by Emperor Constantius (337-361) in 360; it had a basilica plan and was covered with a wooden roof. During a riot that occurred during the reign of Emperor Arcadios (365-408) in 404, it was set on fire. After reconstruction, it was rededicated by the Emperor Theodosios II (408-450) in 415, and had a . . . — Map (db m84754) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Haseki Hurrem Bathhouse — Haseki Hürrem Hamamı
English: This building that was one of the great and gorgeous buildings of Ottoman bathhouses in Istanbul, was constructed by Hurrem Sultan in 1556-57. The architect of the building, that was called "Hagias Sophia Bathouse", was Architect Sinan. The building that lost its genuine use in the beginning of Republican era was used as gas tank of the municipality, and was warehouse of State Printing Office for a while. It was ruined due to negligence; also a door was opened in-between . . . — Map (db m84632) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Kapi Agasi Mahmud Aga Mosque — Kapı Aǧası Mahmud Aǧa Camii — Yapılışı: 1553
English: The mosque that is situated near Kahirpapi in Fenerti Street is also known as "Aga Mosque.” The architect of the mosque which was built for Agha Babu's-saade (gate of felicity) Mahmund Agha, is Mimar Sinan. Having built by Miramar Sinan makes it even more precious. Inscription of the mosque is in Persian and it is written on it that the mosque was built in 1553. Having burnt twice in the years 1766 and 1825, it was rebuilt yet there is nothing original left. Its walls . . . — Map (db m86075) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — March 16th Martyrs — On Altı Mart Şehitleri
English: The ”March 16th Martyrs" is an event that took place on 16th March 1920 when the military station in Şehzadebaş was raided and six soldiers killed during the British occupation of Istanbul. After the Armistice of Mudros was signed on 30th October 1918, the Entente Powers’ fleets anchored their battleships in front of Dolmabahçe Palace and landed troops.This was not a complete occupation, however. As a result of these events, the nationwide movement which took . . . — Map (db m84857) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Marmara Land Walls (Theodosian Walls) — Marmara Kara Surları
English: They are the defensive structures, 7620 m in length, built by the decree of the Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire Theodosios II (408- 450), to protect Constantinople from hostile attacks. The walls border the peninsula on the West (in the land direction) and starting from the Marmara Sea on the South, extend to the Golden Horn on the North. Land walls are constructed in a three layer defense system which consists of the main wall built on natural topographical curves, front . . . — Map (db m84815) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Mausoleum of Sultan Ahmed I — Sultan I. Ahmet Türbrsi
English: Mausoleum of Sultan Ahmed I (1603-1617) is located at the northeast part of Sultanahmet Kulliye. There is a darülkurra (a part of a madrasah) behind this mausoleum surrounded with wall and a building on the corner, in front of porticos, which was a former public fountain converted into a muvakkithane (the place in which the Muslims used to get information about prayer times) in 19th century and is used as Mausoleums Museum Directorate now. After the death of Sultan Ahmed . . . — Map (db m84635) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Million — Milion
English: Constantine I built a forum adorned with sculptures, pillars and marble arches known as the Constantine Forum in Mese which is today called Çemberlitaş. The emperor preserved the entire Strategion, the main square of the ancient Byzantine city. The initial foundation of the Great Palace on the hills extending to the Marmara Sea on the south of the Hagia Sophia Square and the Sultan Ahmed coincides with this era. Mess Street extended right from the Hagia Sophia, which was . . . — Map (db m84739) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Mimar Sinan — Kayseri. Agornas 1492- İstanbul 1588
English: Mimar Sinan was the head-architect during the periods of Kanuni Sultan Suleyman, Selim II and Murad Ill. He had a very important role on designing and building the architectural masterpieces those were symbolizing the power of the empire. According to the sources, Sinan was sent to Conscript Military Forces from Kayseri to İstanbul in 1912 (sic) permuted. After the Çaldiran War in 1514, he was taken to Janissary Corps. Then, he was promoted as a Sekban Rider, . . . — Map (db m84876) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Obelisk of Theodosius — Theodosius Dikilitaş (Obelisk)
English: The obelisk was originally set up by Tutmoses III of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt in close to 1450 BC along with a similar one in front of the Temple of Amun-Re at Karnak. Inscribed on the obelisk is an Egyptian hieroglyph script, still clearly distinguishable. The script reads that it was in his father's honor that Tutmoses erected an obelisk at Karnak and a monument in Mesopotamia. Depictions of the Pharaoh and Amun-Re are also featured on it. Several obelisks were . . . — Map (db m84711) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Pasakapisi
English: It was the building that was constructed by Sultan Osman III. in 1756 and the first official building for the grand vizier. The building faced several fires and was reconstructed every time after the fires. In the first instance. It was called "Pasa Kapısı"and "Bâb-ı Âsafi”. As the building was totally destroyed due to an explosion that occurred during the rebellion in the era of Alemdar Mustafa Pasa when he was the grand vizier in 1808, it was . . . — Map (db m85033) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Ruins of Bucoleon Palace — Bukoleon Sarayı Kalıntıları
English: Bucoleon Palace is a Byzantine coastal palace. It is located on the Marmara Sea shore, at Catladikapi location between Cankurtaran and Kumkapı today in the east of Little Hagia Sophia. Only the ruins of the palace have survived until present. It is believed that its history dates back long ago considering its name, which is thought to be a pre-Christianity name. In fact, the Bucoleon Palace was constructed on the order of Emperor Theodosius II (408-450). The parts that are . . . — Map (db m84979) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Rustem Pasha Mosque — Rüstem Paşa Camii
English: Rustem Pasha, who was both the grand vizier and son in law of Suleiman the over the Masjid of Haci Halil. Rustem Pasha Mosque is a recherché work of Mimar Sinan with its mosque, shops, inns, and fountains. The mosque is built in a square and ascended design. There are semi-domes around the main dome that is seated over four large feet and columns. The mosque, which is one of the most embellished mosques of the Ottomans, is famous with lznik encaustic tiles. The last . . . — Map (db m84812) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Serpent Column — Burmalı Sütun Veya Yılanlı Sütun (Sultanahmet)
English: It is a Bronze monument which is well-known under the name of Serpentine Column survived to the present day from the Roman Hippodrome. While I. Constantine's establishing the Constantinople; i.e. the new capital of Rome, he brought some of the monumental obelisks established in order to commemorate important historical events previously and with the aim to celebrate to the Hippodrome in order to decorate the new city. One of these obelisks is the Serpent Column. . . . — Map (db m84712) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Sirkeci Terminal — Sirkeci Garı
English: The structure is one of the examples of convergence of Western eclecticism seen in especially 19th century Istanbul and the regional and national stylistic patterns. The building was constructed as a terminal when Roumeli Railway reached Sirkeci, as a stone building and two wooden passenger waiting halls. Beside those temporary buildings, the construction of the main station building was started on 11 February 1888, and on 3 May 1890, Musir Hamdi Pasha made the opening on . . . — Map (db m85075) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — St. Euphemia's Martyrion — Eufemia Martirionu
English: St. Euphemia who was known to be a saint in the era of Ancient Chalcedon, was killed because of her religious belief on 16 September 303. Euphemia was buried within a martyrion (burial place), out of the city in Chalcedon, done by her family. The word "martir" meant being martyr for religion in Greek and the churches they were buried in (burial chapels) were called "martyrion". It was estimated that the church constructed for Euphemia from Chalcedon was the beginning of . . . — Map (db m84691) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Suleymaniye Mosque and Social Complex — Süleymaniye Camii ve Külliyesi
English: This building is a social complex constructed by Mimar Sinan (Sinan the Architect) on the order of Suleiman the Magnificent (1550-1557). The Süleymaniye Mosque is at the center of the social complex constructed on a high hill facing Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. The social complex includes a mosque, dâruttıb (medical school), madrasas, dârulkurrâ (Quran recitation school), elementary school, Turkish bath, imaret (public soup kitchen), bîmârhâne (asylum), bazaar, . . . — Map (db m84862) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — The Basilica Cistern — Yerbatan Sarnıcı
English: Constructed in the 6th century during the reign of Emperor Justinianus, the most prosperous period of the East Roman Empire, the cistern Basilica is 70m. in width and 140m. in length. The dome, covering an area of 9800 m2, is supported by 336 marble columns arrenged (sic) in 12 rows each consisting of 28 columns placed at a distance of 4m 90cm. from one another. The capitals of these 9 m. high columns are a blend of the Ionic and corinthian styles with a few exceptions which . . . — Map (db m84745) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — The Building of Ministry of Post and Telegraph (Grand Post Office) — Posta ve Telgraf Nezarti Binası (Büyük Poatane)
English: The construction of this building, the largest post office of Turkey, was started in 1905, to serve as the building of Ministry of Post and Telegraph. The construction was completed in 1909 and the name of the building was first "New Post Office" in 1930s, and then "Grand Post Office". The structure is the first work of the architect Vedat Tek. It is one of the first examples of the 1st National Architecture Movement. Above the entrance gate, “Ministry of Post and . . . — Map (db m84980) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — The Fountain of Ahmed III — III. Ahmed Çeşmesi
English: The Fountain was constructed by Mimar Ahmed Aga on the order of Ahmed III following the recommendation of Nevsehirii Damat Ibrahim Pasha, replacing a Byzantine fountain named Perayton. The fountain which is one of the most beautiful samples of Turkish rococo style was constructed in 1729. The fountain had a square plan with rounded edges.The fountain with its taps at the edges was covered by a timber canopied roof. The domes that were seen from the outside on the upper . . . — Map (db m84610) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — The History of the Egyptian Bazaar — Misir Çarşispnin Tari̇hçesi̇ — L'histoire du Bazaar Egyptian
English: The construction of the bazaar began in 1597 by order of Safiye sultan, the wife of the Ottoman Sultan Murat the 3rd and the mother of Sultan Mehmet the 3rd. 67 years later, it was completed by order of Hatice Turhan Sultan, the mother of Sultan Mehmet the 4th by the famous architect Mustafa Agha, as a part of the yeni camii complex. Turkish: Bu çarşının inşasına, padişah 3. Murat'in eşi̇ ve padişah 3- . . . — Map (db m84814) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — The Milion Stone — Million Taşı
English: In Ancient Rome, It used to be the starting point of all the roads reaching to Constantinople and the origin point used for the calculation of the distance of other cities to this city. It has the same function as the Milliarium Aureum monument in Rome, Italy. Similar to the other spectacular monuments erected during the reconstruction and capitalization of New Rome, it is thought to be erected by Emperor Constantine I during the 4th century. The Milion was constructed to . . . — Map (db m84738) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — The Remnants of the Theodosian Hagia Sophia (5th Century) — Theodosius Ayasofyası Kalıntıları
English: The church built by the Emperor Theodosios II (408-450) on a basilica plan covered by a wooden-roof was opened for worship in 415. It was destroyed by fire during the Nike Revolt against the Emperor Justinian (527-565). A Lamb Relief, which represents the Twelve Apostles of Christ and decorates the monumental entrance of the building and other remnants, was discovered during the archaeological excavations carried under the direction of A. M. Schneider of the German . . . — Map (db m84755) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — The Ruins of the Triumphal Arch of Theodosius — Theodosius Zafer Takı Kalıntıları
English: The marble pieces that are located here belong to the Triumphal Arch and the Forum built by and named after the last emperor of the Roman Empire; Theodosius the Great (4th Cent. A.D.). The Triumphal Arch was situated on the corner of the Theodosius Forum (today's Beyazit Square). This area used to be called "Forum Tauri" (The Bull Square) but in the 4th century A.D. the name was changed into the "Forum of Theodosius". During this period. the forum was surrounded by marble . . . — Map (db m84952) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — The Tomb of Suleiman the Magnificent — Kânûnî Sultan Süleymân Han Türbesi
English: Suleiman the Magnificent (1494, Trabzon - 1566, Szigetvár), was the tenth Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and the 89th Caliph of Islam. In the west, he was known as Suleiman the Magnificent and in the east, he was known as Sultan Suleiman the Lawmaker for his righteous reign. He ruled as the Sultan from 1520 until his death in 1566 and embarked on 13 military campaigns. He spent 10 years and one month in total for these military campaigns during his reign. Thus, Suleiman was the . . . — Map (db m84860) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — The Türbe (Tomb) of Sultan Mehmed III — Sultan III. Mehmed Türbesi
English: The building was constructed by the Architect Ahmed Agha in 1608. The octagonal shape of the tomb is covered by a central dome, with a large main hall in the middle and two lateral spaces the entrance. There are mural paintings on both sides of the door and this reflects a non-classical style. The interior is decorated with 17th century Iznik Tiles. Sultan Mehmed III ( 1595-1603), the mother of Sultan Ahmed I, Handan Sultan and his sons and daughters; Ayşe . . . — Map (db m84756) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — The Türbe (Tomb) of Sultan Selim II — Sultan II. Selim Türbesi
English: It is the first burial construction in the graveyard of Ayassofya made by the Architect Sinan, in 1577. The external walls of the building are covered with marble panels and there is a three-arched small porch (riwaq) at the front. The building has an octagonal plan covered with two domes, supported by half-domes and eight columns facing the internal walls. The building is a masterpiece together with its 16th century iznik tile inscription, tile panels and calligraphic . . . — Map (db m84757) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Topkapi Palace — Topkapı Sarayı
English: Topkapi Palace was the resident of Ottoman sultans, and center of state management and education. Mehmed the Conqueror ordered the construction of a palace in Bayezid, at the location of Istanbul University at the present that would later be called as the ”Old Palace". Mehmed the Conqueror started the construction Tile Pavilion soon after this palace and following the conquest, he began the construction of Topkapi Palace at a location dominating the Bosphorus, the Golden . . . — Map (db m84609) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Walled Obelisk — Örme Dikilitaş
English: Walled Column also known as Walled Obelisk is one of three ancient monuments, which has survived to the present day. In the middle of the Hippodrome, there was a set that bisects race space and called as "spina" in Roman period where car racings of Constantinople were made. On this set, monumental buildings having moved here from various places were located and at the end of this spina, there was this column as last monument. Columns are formed by hewn stones in different . . . — Map (db m84710) HM
Turkey, Izmir Province (Selçuk (district)), Selçuk — Graffiti in Terrace House 2 — Yamaç Ev 2'deki Grafitiler — Graffiti Im Hanghaus 2
English: Several wall paintings feature drawings and graffiti which offer an insight into the everyday life of the inhabitants. The drawings mainly show gladiators, caricatures, and animals. The graffiti include names of persons, poems and declarations of love. Especially interesting is a group of 30 lists conferring to goods and necessities of everyday life including their prices. Turkish: Bazı duvar resimlerinin üzerlerine antik dönemde çizimler ve yazılar . . . — Map (db m84556) HM
Turkey, Izmir Province (Selçuk (district)), Selçuk — Hellenistic Fountain House — Helenistik Çesme Yapısı — Hellenistisches Brunnenhaus
English: The fountain house of Ionic order located at the back wall of the Great Theatre's stage building dates to the Hellenistic period (3rd-1st century B.C.). During the Roman period its depth was extended ca. 2 m and the new anteroom which was thereby created was separated from the street at the front by two unfluted columns. As an inscription on one of the columns states, the water collected here was brought in from the Marnas River. The water basin has not survived. . . . — Map (db m84361) HM
Turkey, Izmir Province (Selçuk (district)), Selçuk — Hydrekdocheion — (Water Palace / Su Sarayı/ Wasserschloss)
English: The monumental fountain building donated by the Proconsul Gaius Laecanius Bassus in ca. A.D. 80 is situated at the intersection of two main streets. The rectangular 105 m2 large basin was framed by sumptuous two- to three-storey aediculated façades on three sides, whereas the fourth side had a draw basin in front. The interplay of rich and colourful architecture, sculptural decoration with flowing water, and the dynamic element of water all resulted in making the fountain an . . . — Map (db m84342) HM
Turkey, Izmir Province (Selçuk (district)), Selçuk — Peristyle Courtyard of Dwelling Unit 6 — Oturma Birimi 6'nın Peristil Avlusu — Peristylhof der Wohneinheit 6
English: Originally the perıstyle courtyard (31a) of Dwelling Unit 6 featuring 8 columns had at least two floors. The perıstyle made accessible the Northern and Western rooms, but also the large hall (31) in the south. Floors and walls are decorated with marble fittings, a basın is installed along the south side of the courtyard. According to the aedicula and to traces of a wooden wall cupboard on its North sıde room 31b was used for religious activities. . . . — Map (db m84555) HM
Turkey, Izmir Province (Selçuk (district)), Selçuk — Pollio Monument and Fountain of Domitian — Pollo Yapisi ve Domitianus Çeşmesi
English: The 8 x 6.5 m large and 6.4 m tall socle is the remainder of an honorific burial, which was erected ın the 1st half of the 1st century A.D. in memory of Gaius Sextilius Pollio by his stepson, on land provided by the city for that purpose: in this manner, the city commemorated the donor both of the Basilica at the State Agora and of an aqueduct. To the south of the Pollio Monument the Fountain of Domitian was constructed 92/93 A.D.; its grand apse opened onto the . . . — Map (db m84337) HM
Turkey, Izmir Province (Selçuk (district)), Selçuk — Terrace House 1 — Yamaç Ev 1 — Das Hanghaus 1
English: Terrace House 1 is a housing block which, since its foundation period in the 1st Century B.C., was divided into six parcels, each representing a residentıal unit. The rooms of each individual resıdentıal unit are grouped around a Central colonnaded courtyard. Residential Unit 6, measuring 1,400 m2, is noteworthy: beneath its colonnaded courtyard part of a house from the foundation period was discovered. After the completion of archaeological investigations . . . — Map (db m84520) HM
Turkey, Izmir Province (Selçuk (district)), Selçuk — Terrace House 2 — Yamaç Ev 2 — Das Hanghaus 2
English: The traces of settlement on the northern slope of Mount Bülbül go back to the Archaic period (7th/6th century B.C.) when this area was used as a cemetery. During the Hellenıstıc period (ca. 200 B.C.) this slope was articulated with extensive terraces and, in addition to this, a detailed and unstructured development was built. Terrace House 2 is today defined as a 4,000 m2 insula (a rental house for several parties): over three terraces six separate . . . — Map (db m84543) HM
Turkey, Izmir Province (Selçuk (district)), Selçuk — The Hellenistic Fountain and the Hexagon — Helenistik Çeşme ve Heksagon (Altıgen) — Hellenistischer Brunnen und Hexagon
English: The Taberna II (Shop II) of Terrace House 2 was built over a fountain installation from the 3rd century B.C. The east, south and west walls, constructed of marble blocks, are preserved. Above the socle zone, a water channel and traces of the broken lion-head spouts can be seen. Chronologically and with regard to construction technique this fountain is similar to the fountain house near the Theatre. The flight of steps to the west was built over the remains of a little . . . — Map (db m84554) HM
Turkey, Izmir Province (Selçuk (district)), Selçuk — The Inscriptions Museum — Yazıtlar Galerisi — Das Inschriftenmuseum
English: The Inscriptions Museum is housed ın the vaulted substructure of the Temple of Domıtıan. In the corridors, more than 3,000 complete or partial inscriptions are currently preserved. A selected exhibition contains approximately 60 exceptionally instructive examples, including a death sentence against sacriligious persons, Hellenistıc citizenship rights, Imperial letters, honourific inscriptions for the members of the imperial and cıvıc aristocracy, . . . — Map (db m84343) HM
Turkey, Izmir Province (Selçuk (district)), Selçuk — The Latrine — Latrina (Tuvalet) — Die Latrine
English: The public Latrine could be reached from the covered `Academy Street'. The free public toilet served the citizens as well as the visitors of the adjacent Varius Bath. The seats of the Latrine were arranged round three sides of the open colonnaded courtyard; fresh water flowed in the channel in front of the seats for cleaning. The Latrine was restored by the Ephesos Museum, Selçuk. Turkish: Üzeri kapalı olan `Akademi Sokağı'ndan umuma açık . . . — Map (db m84542) HM
Turkey, Izmir Province (Selçuk (district)), Selçuk — The Memmius Monument — Memmius Anıtı — Der Memmiusbau
English: The Memmius Monument was built between 50 and 30 B.C. at a particularly prominent site: it is an honorific monument for Gaius Memmius, a grandson of the Roman Dictator Sulla. The reconstruction proposes a tower-like structure with a cone-shaped roof; reliefs between the columns of the upper storey depicted the virtues of the individual honoured. At present there is no reconstruction at the site, but instead a Cubistic modern architectural collage. Turkish: . . . — Map (db m84345) HM
Turkey, Izmir Province (Selçuk (district)), Selçuk — The Nymphaeum Traiani — Trainanus Çeşmesi — Das Nympheaum Trainani
English: The fountain building was donated by Tiberius Claudius Aristion and his wife between A.D. 102 and 114 in honour of Artemis of Ephesos and Emperor Trajan (A.D. 98-117). The original height of the building reconstructed as an architecture! trial is 9.5 m. A two-storey façade surrounded the fountain on three sides, while the statue base of Trajan, with a globe under his feet, stood over the water outlet in the middle. Turkish: Çeşme yapısı Tiberius . . . — Map (db m84519) HM
Turkey, Izmir Province (Selçuk (district)), Selçuk — The 'Rhodian Peristyle' and The Prytaneum — 'Rodos Tıpı Peristil' ve 'Prytaneion
English: The courtyard (33 x 28 m), lying to the west of the Bouleuterıon and enclosed on all three sides corresponds to the type of the 'Rhodıan Perıstyle' with its elevated columnar architecture at the east. An altar or two smaller temples were located on a raısed podıum to the west sıde. The sacred quarter, probably built ın the Augustan period (27 B.C. - AD. 14), was dedicated to the deified Caesar and Goddess Roma or Artemis and Emperor Augustus. . . . — Map (db m84335) HM
Turkey, Izmir Province (Selçuk (district)), Selçuk — The So-Called Alytarchs' Stoa — 'Alytarchus Stoası' — Die 'Alytarchenstoa'
English: A 4.7-5.5 m-wide hall (stoa) dated to the late antique period (4th /5th century A.D.), according to an inscription, borders the two Terrace Houses along the Curetes Street. The hall, built over honourific Imperial monuments, overcomes a difference in level of 2.5 m via steps to the east. A polychrome mosaic floor with geometric, floral and figurative designs covers the floor of the hall. Turkish: Bulunan bir yapım yazıtı sayesinde Geç Antik . . . — Map (db m84521) HM
Turkey, Izmir Province (Selçuk (district)), Selçuk — The Temple of Domitian — Domitianustapinaği
English: The temple and altar served the Imperial cult and were dedicated to Emperor Domitian (A.D. 81-96); after his death and condemnation of his memory ( damnatio memoriae), however, they were dedicated to the Flavian family. The temple, with its 8 x 13 columns constructed upon a six- stepped substructure (24 x 34 m), was erected on a terrace supported by mighty buttresses. After the victory of Christianity it was torn down to its foundations and today it has almost completely . . . — Map (db m84336) HM
Turkey, Izmir Province (Selçuk (district)), Selçuk — The Temple of Hadrian — Hadrianus Tapınaǧı — Der Hadrianstempel
English: P. Vedius Antoninus Sabinus donated the small, temple-like monument which, according to a building inscription, honoured Emperor Hadrian (A.D. 117-138). The colonnade in front of the cella supports a so-called Syrian gable. The reliefs over the door lintel depicting the Ephesian foundation myth belong to a late antique rebuilding. Around A.D. 300 statues of the emperors Diocletian, Constantius, Maximianus and later Theodosius I were erected, of which inscribed bases are . . . — Map (db m84541) HM
Turkey, Izmir Province (Selçuk District), Selçuk — Tetragonos Agora - The Commercial Market — Tetragonos Agora - Ticari Pazar Yeri — Die Tetragonos Agora - Der Handelsmarkt
English: The Commercial Market was already founded in the 3rd century B.C. Its visible form goes back to an expansion under Emperor Augustus (27 B.C. - A.D. 14) into a square ensemble (side lengths 154 m) with three gates in the north, west and south, a central courtyard (side length 112 m) enclosed on all sides by two-aisled, two-storey halls with business and administrative offices. To the east, on the `Marble Street', a two-aisled Doric basilica was built in the upper storey of the . . . — Map (db m84363) HM
Turkey, Izmir Province (Selçuk District), Selçuk — The So-Called House of Pleasure — Aşk Evi Olarka Adlanırılan Yapı — Sogenanntes Freudenhaus
English: In this area three private houses have been identified: in the middle stood House 2, a two-storey peristyle house which was mistakenly interpreted as a house of pleasure for a long time. Used from the 15' century B.C. into the 3” century A.D., its centre, as at House 1, was an open courtyard surrounded with columns around which rooms were grouped; shops (tabernae) opened onto the street. The exterior appearance of the southern part (House 3) was characterized by . . . — Map (db m84364) HM
Turkey, Konya Province (Konya (district)), Konya — Mevlâna Museum — Mevlâna Müzesi
English: Following the passing of Mevlâna on December 17th, 1273, Alâmeddin Kayer and Gürcü Hatun the wife of Süleyman Pervade the Seljuk Emir made Bedridden from Tebriz build a tomb one year later. Three sections of the tomb that rise on four elephant-feet are open; top of its is cuspidate and covered with chinas. Inside of the tomb was covered with hand-drawn ornaments on the gypsums, The tomb was restored during the periods of Karamanids and Ottomans. The tiles on the external . . . — Map (db m84274) HM
Turkey, Konya Province (Konya (district)), Konya — The Tomb of Ahmed Eflâkî Dede — Ahmed Eflâkî Dede Türbesi
English: Date: 13th Century Built by: Unknown Architect: Unknown Ahmed Eflâkî Dede narrated detailed and important information about Hz. Mevlâna and Mevleviyeh with his book called “Menâkibü’l-Ârifîn” (Anecdotes of Intellectuals). Eflâkî Dede joined the entire travels of Ulu Ârif Çelebi who was grandchild of Mevlâna and exerted himself to expand Mevleviyeh all over the Anatolia. In the porch planned tomb remains only pieces of two walls with chinas in . . . — Map (db m84275) HM
Turkey, Muǧlai Province (Ortaca (district)), Dalyan — Caunus — Kaunos
English: " ...Harpagos, after subduing, Ionia, make an expedition against the Carians, Caunians and Lycians... " This statement informs us of the significance of Caunus with respect to ancient geography and political relations during the third quarter of the 6th century B.C. Caria and Lycia were large territories including many cities and villages and the name of Caunus is mentioned as another territory between these two adjacent territories. It points to the fact that Caunus was . . . — Map (db m84257) HM
Turkey, Muǧlai Province (Ortaca (district)), Dalyan — The Domed Church — Kubbeli Kilise
English: It is one of the earliest and best preserved of its type in Anatolia. The date of the original construction of this church must be placed at the 6th century AD. It is an approximately square plan (14 x 14.5 m) and has three naves. The central nave was covered by a dome, while the side naves were vaulted. The apse has a round inner and three-faceted outer face. The entrance to this church is through the three doors at the west. Through the north and south oriented gates in the . . . — Map (db m84567) HM
Turkey, Muǧlai Province (Ortaca (district)), Dalyan — The Roman Bath — Roma Hamami
English: This bath house is one of the best preserved examples which survive from the Roman Imperial Period. The building was originally planned as two complexes: the courtyard (palaestra) and the Bath House, both on the same axis with a southwest-northeast orientation. The courtyard preserves only the foundation which measures 56.80x31.40 m and was flanked by colonnades on three sides. Only the corresponding side galleries were divided into rooms. The bath building, which measures . . . — Map (db m84566) HM
Turkey, Muǧlai Province (Ortaca (district)), Dalyan — Theater — Tiyatro
English: The Theater of Caunus, with a seating capacity for 5000 spectators, faces southwest, complying with the Anatolian tradition and follows Hellenistic tradition with respect to its plan. The Theatron (sic) having a diameter of 75 m and with an inclination of 27 degrees is supported by the Analemma, which rises up to 15 m in places free of the slope. Analemma is separated from the stage building (Skene) by open entrances at two sides (Parados). Theatron is divided into 9 . . . — Map (db m84569) HM
Turkey, Muǧlai Province (Ortaca (district)), Dalyan — Theater Fountain — Tiyatro Çeşmesi
English: The theater fountain is located within vaulted niche of 11.85 m inserted into the supporting wall of the theater (Analemma). This fountain, without doubt, not only serves the audience of the games in the theater, but also to the dense human traffic strolling on the upper terrace where the monumental public buildings of the city are located. Dated to the 4th century B.C. and covering an area of 10.60 x 6.00 m, this monumental fountain has a very special design. In "⨅" . . . — Map (db m84568) HM
Turkey, Nevşehir Province (Avanos (district)), Avanos — Özkonak Underground Town — Özkonak Yeralti Şehri:
English: Underground towns, one of the most interesting assets among the cultural heritage of the region, are carved out of the relatively soft tufa. The main reason of existence for these town was to provide refuge during the recurring threat by the invading armies. These underground town are easily accessible from the corresponding towns above. There are living quarters, grannaries, stables, wine cellars, shrines, all clustered around the ventilation shafts, and wells to make . . . — Map (db m84034) HM
Turkey, Nevşehir Province (Nevşehir (district)), Göreme — Çarıklı (Sandals) Church — Çarıklı Kilise — L’église Çarıklı / Die Çarıklı-Kirche
English: This two columned church (two other columns being in the form of pillars), is cross vaulted, and has three apses and four domes. The well preserved frescoes show the life of Jesus, hospitality of Abraham, and images of the saints and donors of the church. Although it resembles the Karanlık (Dark) and Elmalı (Apple) Churches, the scenes of Way of the Cross make this church different from the others. The figures are generally large. The footprints under the . . . — Map (db m84151) HM
Turkey, Nevşehir Province (Nevşehir (district)), Göreme — Chapel of St. Barbara — Azize Barbara Şapeli — La Chapelle de Sainte Barbe / Die St. Barbara-Kirche
English: This church is situated behind the rock housing Elmalı (Apple) Church, It has a cruciform plan, with two columns. The north, south and west arms of the cruciform are barrel vaulted, and the centre, the east arm, and the east corners are domed. there are a main, central apse and two side apes. Motifs were painted in red directly onto the rock. The walls and the dome are decorated in a variety of motifs including geometrical patterns, mythological animals and military . . . — Map (db m84117) HM
Turkey, Nevşehir Province (Nevşehir (district)), Göreme — Chapel of St. Basil — Aziz Basıl Şapeli — La chapelle de Saint Basile / Die St. Basileus-Kapelle
English: This church is situated at the entrance of the Göreme Open Air Museum. Graves are to be found in the columned narthex area. The nave is transversally rectangular and barrel vaulted, and has three apses situated on the left, long side of the rectangular nave. The church dates back to the 11th century. Scenes: on the main apse is a portrait of Jesus, and next to this is a portrait of Mary and baby Jesus. On the north wall is a picture of St. Theodore, while St. George and . . . — Map (db m84155) HM
Turkey, Nevşehir Province (Nevşehir (district)), Göreme — Chapel of St. Catherine — Azize Catherine Şapeli — La Chapelle Sainte Catherine / Die St. Katharine-Kirche
English: Situated between the Karanlık (Dark) Church and the Çarıkı Church, the Chapel of St. Catherine has a free-cross nave and narthex. The central bay is covered by a dome and the cross arms are barrel-vaulted. Its apse is closed by a templon. The narthex has nine floor graves and two arcosolia (burial niches). Only in the nave of the chapel are some decorations with figures. The pendentives are decorated with carvings. The chapel of St. Catherine, built by a donor . . . — Map (db m84126) HM
Turkey, Nevşehir Province (Nevşehir (district)), Göreme — Elmalı (Apple) Church — Elmalı Kılıse — L’église Elmalı / Die Elmalı (Apfel)-Kirche
English: This church featuring four columns, nine domes and three apses is of the closed cruciform type. Access to the church is through a tunnel on the north side. The original entrance was on the south side. The original decorations in this church consist of geometrical designs and crosses painted in red ochre directly onto the rock. This technique is also found in the Chapels of St. Barbara and St. Basil. The church has been dated back to the mid 11th century and the beginning of . . . — Map (db m84152) HM
Turkey, Nevşehir Province (Nevşehir (district)), Göreme — Karanlık (Dark) Church — Karanlık Kilise — L’église Karanlık / Die Karanlık-Kirche
English: To the north, a winding stairway leads into the rectangular, barrel vaulted narthex of the Dark Church. This church has a cruciform plan, the arms of which are cross vaulted. There is a center dome, with four columns and three apses. This church gets its name from the tiny window in the narthex which only allows a small amount of light in. Due to the absence of light the colours of the frescoes are still vivid. The church and the narthex are richly decorated in scenes . . . — Map (db m84121) HM
Turkey, Nevşehir Province (Nevşehir (district)), Göreme — Larder/Kitchen/Refectory — Kıler/Mutfak/Yemekhane — Les Dépots, Cuisines et Réfectories / Küchen-, Lager- und Eßräume
English: These three areas lie side by side and are connected by passageways. The first section was used as a larder, with recesses hollowed from the rock being used as storage spaces. In the kitchen there is a “tandır”, a type of oven still found in local village houses. The final section was the refectory. A long table carved from the rock extends from the left of the entrance. This would have seated 40 - 50 people. To the right of the table is a winery hollowed in . . . — Map (db m84120) HM
Turkey, Nevşehir Province (Nevşehir (district)), Göreme — Nunnery and Monastery — Rahibeler ve Rahipler Manastırı — Les Couvents-Monastères / Die Mönchs-und Nonnenkloster
English: The 6-7 storey rock mass to the left of the museum entrance is known as the “nunnery”. The dining hall, kitchen and some rooms on the first floor, together with the ruined chapel on the second level, can still be visited. The church on the third storey, which can be reached through a tunnel, has a cruciform plan, a dome with four columns and three apse is rarely found in Göreme’s churches. Besides the fresco of Jesus, painted directly onto the rock, designs . . . — Map (db m84035) HM
Turkey, Nevşehir Province (Nevşehir (district)), Göreme — Tokalı (Buckle) Church — Tokalı Kılıse — L’église Tokalı (L’élise a la Boucle) / Die Tokalı -Kirche
English: This is the oldest known rock-cut church in the region, and consists of four sections: the Old Church with one nave; the New Church; the Lower Church under the old church; and the Parecclesion to the north of the New Church. The single-nave, barrel-vaulted Old Church, built in the 10th century, today acts as the entrance to the New Church. Its Apse collapsed when the New Church was added to the east wing. Frescoes are to be found on the vault and at the top of the walls. . . . — Map (db m84156) HM
Turkey, Nevşehir Province (Nevşehir (district)), Göreme — Yılanlı (St. Onuphorius) Church — Yılanlı (Aziz Onuphrıus) Kılıse — L’eglise Yılanlı (Saint Onuphrius) / Die Yılani Oder St. Onouphrios-Kirche
English: The main section is transversally rectangular and barrel vaulted, whereas the extended space to the south, which houses the graves, has a flat ceiling. The apse was hollowed out of the long wall on the left and the church was left uncompleted. The entrance to the church is from the north. Portraits of the respected saints of Cappadocia are on either side of the vault. The church dates back to the 11th century. Scenes: Opposite the entrance is a portrait of Jesus holding a . . . — Map (db m84119) HM
114 markers matched your search criteria.
Click to map all markers shown on this page.
Click First to browse through the results shown on this page.   First >> 

More Search Options
Near You

States and

Counties or

To search within this page, hold down the Ctrl key and press F.
On an Apple computer,
hold down the Apple key and press F.