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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 . . . — 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, . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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. . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 - . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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, . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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, . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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, . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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, . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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. . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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, . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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. . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — 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 . . . — Map (db m84119) HM

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