• Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock at Uchisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Troglodyte cave houses in tuff volcanic rock, Cappadocia at Uchisar, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Library of Celsus & the Agora to the right. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Library of Celsus & the Agora to the right. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan and  Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Arch of The Roman  Pollio Fountain, early 1st century B.C. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Entrance to the Odeion (Small Thaetre) that was built as a council chamber in 2nd century A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Temple of Emperor Hadrian on Curetes Street ( 117 - 138 A.D ).  Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pillars of The Basilica, 1st Century A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Statue on  Curetes Street looking towards the Library of Celsus. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan on Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan on Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Rhodian Peristyle built in the time of Emperor Augustus ( 27 B.C. -A.D. 14) and dedicated to Julius Caesar  and the goddess Roma then Augustus & Artemis. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The entrance to the Temple of Emperor Domitian ( 81-96 AD) . Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The entrance to the Temple of Emperor Domitian ( 81-96 AD) . Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Close up of the ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Statue on  Curetes Street looking towards the Library of Celsus. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Relief sculpture freeze from the Roman theatre of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Curetes Street (Priest Street)  that runs through the centre of Ephesus. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Close up of the ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Temple of Emperor Hadrian on Curetes Street ( 117 - 138 A.D ).  Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan and  Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Heracles Gate at the begining of Curetes Street , showing Heracles wrapped in a Nemea Lion skin. Probably made in the 2nc century A.D. and moved to Ephesus in the 5th century A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan and  Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Portico & Ionic columns of the Bath Gymnasium complex of Sardis, a typical example of the colonnaded palaestra front of a Hellenistic 1st cent. AD Greco Roman baths of the western & southern region of Anatolia. Sardis archaeological site, Hermus valley, Turkey. A Harvard Art Museum excavation project.
  • Corinthian columns of the Bath Gymnasium complex of Sardis, a typical example of the colonnaded palaestra front of a Hellenistic 1st cent. AD Greco Roman baths of the western & southern region of Anatolia. Sardis archaeological site, Hermus valley, Turkey. A Harvard Art Museum excavation project.
  • The Bath Gymnasium complex of Sardis, a typical example of the colonnaded palaestra front of a Hellenistic 1st cent. AD Greco Roman baths of the western & southern region of Anatolia. Sardis archaeological site, Hermus valley, Turkey. A Harvard Art Museum excavation project.
  • The Bath Gymnasium complex of Sardis, a typical example of the colonnaded palaestra front of a Hellenistic 1st cent. AD Greco Roman baths of the western & southern region of Anatolia. Sardis archaeological site, Hermus valley, Turkey. A Harvard Art Museum excavation project.
  • The Bath Gymnasium complex of Sardis, a typical example of the colonnaded palaestra front of a Hellenistic 1st cent. AD Greco Roman baths of the western & southern region of Anatolia. Sardis archaeological site, Hermus valley, Turkey. A Harvard Art Museum excavation project.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tomb of a Gladiator whose rock relief sculpture can be seen with his family ,  Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Temple of Emperor Hadrian on Curetes Street ( 117 - 138 A.D ).  Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan and  Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan and  Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan on Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Ionic  columns of the Bath Gymnasium complex of Sardis, a typical example of the colonnaded palaestra front of a Hellenistic 1st cent. AD Greco Roman baths of the western & southern region of Anatolia. Sardis archaeological site, Hermus valley, Turkey. A Harvard Art Museum excavation project.
  • Architectural detail of The Bath Gymnasium complex of Sardis, a typical example of the colonnaded palaestra front of a Hellenistic 1st cent. AD Greco Roman baths of the western & southern region of Anatolia. Sardis archaeological site, Hermus valley, Turkey. A Harvard Art Museum excavation project.
  • Corinthian columns of the Bath Gymnasium complex of Sardis, a typical example of the colonnaded palaestra front of a Hellenistic 1st cent. AD Greco Roman baths of the western & southern region of Anatolia. Sardis archaeological site, Hermus valley, Turkey. A Harvard Art Museum excavation project.
  • Portico & Ionic columns of the Bath Gymnasium complex of Sardis, a typical example of the colonnaded palaestra front of a Hellenistic 1st cent. AD Greco Roman baths of the western & southern region of Anatolia. Sardis archaeological site, Hermus valley, Turkey. A Harvard Art Museum excavation project.
  • Relief sculpture freeze from the Roman theatre of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Heracles Gate at the begining of Curetes Street , showing Heracles wrapped in a Nemea Lion skin. Probably made in the 2nc century A.D. and moved to Ephesus in the 5th century A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Memmius Monument was built in the 1st century B.C. to honour Mmmius, the grandson of Emperor Sulla and son of Caicus whose sculptures can be seen on the monument. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Theatre of Ephesus on the slopes of Panayir Dagi ( mount) was built during the reign of Alexander the Great successor, Lysimachos, between 306 - 281 B.C. The building was altered many times by the time St Paul was famously found guilty of preaching against Artemis & Diana and banished from the city after a 3 year stay.  Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & Images of the Tortum Water Falls, Coruh Valley, Erzurum in the Eastern Anatolia, Turkey.<br />
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The Tortum water falls are the largest in turkey with a drop of 164 feet (50 m) and 15 meters wide. Geologists believe they were formed in the Quaternary period by a massive landslide which blocked the deep steep sided Tortum Valley. This resulted in the formation of Tortum Lake which is 8 km long, 1 km wide and 100 meters deep.
  • Pictures & Images of the Tortum Water Falls, Coruh Valley, Erzurum in the Eastern Anatolia, Turkey.<br />
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The Tortum water falls are the largest in turkey with a drop of 164 feet (50 m) and 15 meters wide. Geologists believe they were formed in the Quaternary period by a massive landslide which blocked the deep steep sided Tortum Valley. This resulted in the formation of Tortum Lake which is 8 km long, 1 km wide and 100 meters deep.
  • The Buruciye Medrese (Madrasah) built in 1271 by Dr. Muzaffer Burucerdî of Iran as a school teach physics, chemistry and astronomy. Its magnificent crown gate is one of the best examples of Seljuk architecture in Anatolia. The islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. Sivas, Turkey
  • Close up of the Crown Gate of the Buruciye Medrese (Madrasah) built in 1271 by Dr. Muzaffer Burucerdî of Iran as a school teach physics, chemistry and astronomy. Its magnificent crown gate is one of the best examples of Seljuk architecture in Anatolia. The islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. Sivas, Turkey
  • Close up of the Crown Gate of the Buruciye Medrese (Madrasah) built in 1271 by Dr. Muzaffer Burucerdî of Iran as a school teach physics, chemistry and astronomy. Its magnificent crown gate is one of the best examples of Seljuk architecture in Anatolia. The islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. Sivas, Turkey
  • Door of Gök Medrese which has a very rich decorative appearance. Its islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. The crown gate of Gök Medrese is one of the best examples of Sejuk architecture in Anatolia, Sivas, Turkey
  • The Library of Celsus & the Agora to the right. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan and  Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The entrance to the Temple of Emperor Domitian ( 81-96 AD) . Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tomb of a Gladiator whose rock relief sculpture can be seen with his family ,  Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Corinthian columns of the Bath Gymnasium complex of Sardis, a typical example of the colonnaded palaestra front of a Hellenistic 1st cent. AD Greco Roman baths of the western & southern region of Anatolia. Sardis archaeological site, Hermus valley, Turkey. A Harvard Art Museum excavation project.
  • The Bath Gymnasium complex of Sardis, a typical example of the colonnaded palaestra front of a Hellenistic 1st cent. AD Greco Roman baths of the western & southern region of Anatolia. Sardis archaeological site, Hermus valley, Turkey. A Harvard Art Museum excavation project.
  • Architectural detail of The Bath Gymnasium complex of Sardis, a typical example of the colonnaded palaestra front of a Hellenistic 1st cent. AD Greco Roman baths of the western & southern region of Anatolia. Sardis archaeological site, Hermus valley, Turkey. A Harvard Art Museum excavation project.
  • The domed Byzantine basilica on the palaestra terrace of Kounos which dates back to the 5th century AD and is one of the earliest & best preserved in Anatolia. Kounos (Counos) Archaeological Site, Dalyan, Turkey
  • Tlos acropolis and Lycian house and temple-type rock-cut tombs. Tlos is where the mythological hero Bellerophon winged flying horse Pegasus lived. Anatolia, Turkey
  • Tlos acropolis and Lycian house and temple-type rock-cut tombs. Tlos is where the mythological hero Bellerophon winged flying horse Pegasus lived. Anatolia, Turkey
  • Tlos acropolis and Lycian house and temple-type rock-cut tombs. Tlos is where the mythological hero Bellerophon winged flying horse Pegasus lived. Anatolia, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Roman ampitheatre  of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Roman ampitheatre  of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Relief sculpture freeze from the Roman theatre of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Mazeus Mithridates Gate to the Agora of Ephesus takes its name from the 2 Freed slave of  Emperor Augustus who paid for its contruction. It is dedicated to Emperor Augustus, his wife Livia , his daughter Julia and her husband Agrippa. Built in 4 or 3 B.C. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The cathedral of Ani, Also known as Surp Asdvadzadzin (church of the Holy Mother of God), its construction was started in the year 989, under King Smbat II.  Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Seljuk Turk Mosque of Ebul Minuchihr (Minuchir) built in 1072, Ani archaelogical site on the ancient Silk Road  , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • North Walls & Ravine around Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Seljuk Turk Mosque of Ebul Minuchihr (Minuchir) built in 1072, Ani archaelogical site on the ancient Silk Road  , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Seljuk Turk Mosque of Ebul Minuchihr (Minuchir) built in 1072, Ani archaelogical site on the ancient Silk Road  , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Ruined Armenian Gothic doorway. The Gothic  pointed arches in Ani pre date the European Gothic and are thought to be an influence for Western European Gothic. Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Seljuk Turk Mosque of Ebul Minuchihr (Minuchir) built in 1072, Ani archaelogical site on the ancient Silk Road  , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Ruins of the Armenian City walls built by  King Smbat (977–989) of Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Pictures of the the ruins of the 8th century University of  Harran, south west Anatolia, Turkey.  Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside. 49
  • Pictures of the beehive adobe buildings of Harran, south west Anatolia, Turkey.  Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside. 45
  • Pictures of the beehive adobe buildings of Harran, south west Anatolia, Turkey.  Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside. 41
  • Pictures of the beehive adobe buildings of Harran, south west Anatolia, Turkey.  Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside. 30
  • Pictures of the beehive adobe buildings of Harran, south west Anatolia, Turkey.  Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside. 27
  • Pictures of the beehive adobe buildings of Harran, south west Anatolia, Turkey.  Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside. 15
  • The Buruciye Medrese (Madrasah) built in 1271 by Dr. Muzaffer Burucerdî of Iran as a school teach physics, chemistry and astronomy. Its magnificent crown gate is one of the best examples of Seljuk architecture in Anatolia. The islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. Sivas, Turkey
  • Close up of the Crown Gate of the Buruciye Medrese (Madrasah) built in 1271 by Dr. Muzaffer Burucerdî of Iran as a school teach physics, chemistry and astronomy. Its magnificent crown gate is one of the best examples of Seljuk architecture in Anatolia. The islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. Sivas, Turkey
  • Close up of the Crown Gate of the Buruciye Medrese (Madrasah) built in 1271 by Dr. Muzaffer Burucerdî of Iran as a school teach physics, chemistry and astronomy. Its magnificent crown gate is one of the best examples of Seljuk architecture in Anatolia. The islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. Sivas, Turkey
  • Close up of the Crown Gate of the Buruciye Medrese (Madrasah) built in 1271 by Dr. Muzaffer Burucerdî of Iran as a school teach physics, chemistry and astronomy. Its magnificent crown gate is one of the best examples of Seljuk architecture in Anatolia. The islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. Sivas, Turkey
  • Door of Gök Medrese which has a very rich decorative appearance. Its islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. The crown gate of Gök Medrese is one of the best examples of Sejuk architecture in Anatolia, Sivas, Turkey
  • Door of Gök Medrese which has a very rich decorative appearance. Its islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. The crown gate of Gök Medrese is one of the best examples of Sejuk architecture in Anatolia, Sivas, Turkey
  • The Temple of Emperor Hadrian on Curetes Street ( 117 - 138 A.D ).  Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Statue on  Curetes Street looking towards the Library of Celsus. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Theatre of Ephesus on the slopes of Panayir Dagi ( mount) was built during the reign of Alexander the Great successor, Lysimachos, between 306 - 281 B.C. The building was altered many times by the time St Paul was famously found guilty of preaching against Artemis & Diana and banished from the city after a 3 year stay.  Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Memmius Monument was built in the 1st century B.C. to honour Mmmius, the grandson of Emperor Sulla and son of Caicus whose sculptures can be seen on the monument. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The entrance to the Temple of Emperor Domitian ( 81-96 AD) . Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Roman ampitheatre  of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Relief sculpture freeze from the Roman theatre of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tomb of a Gladiator whose rock relief sculpture can be seen with his family ,  Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Corinthian columns of the Bath Gymnasium complex of Sardis, a typical example of the colonnaded palaestra front of a Hellenistic 1st cent. AD Greco Roman baths of the western & southern region of Anatolia. Sardis archaeological site, Hermus valley, Turkey. A Harvard Art Museum excavation project.
  • Tlos acropolis and Lycian house and temple-type rock-cut tombs. Tlos is where the mythological hero Bellerophon winged flying horse Pegasus lived. Anatolia, Turkey
  • Tlos acropolis and Lycian house and temple-type rock-cut tombs. Tlos is where the mythological hero Bellerophon winged flying horse Pegasus lived. Anatolia, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tomb of a Gladiator whose rock relief sculpture can be seen with his family ,  Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the ancient Lycian rock cut tombs town of Myra, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Armenian script on the outside of Ani Cathedral , Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Ruins of a Zoroastrian Fire Temple at Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Ruins of a Zoroastrian Fire Temple at Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Interior The cathedral of Ani, Also known as Surp Asdvadzadzin (church of the Holy Mother of God), its construction was started in the year 989, under King Smbat II.  The Gothic clustered arches & pointed arches pre date the European Gothic and are thought to be an influence for Western European Gothic. Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • The cathedral of Ani, Also known as Surp Asdvadzadzin (church of the Holy Mother of God), its construction was started in the year 989, under King Smbat II.  Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Ruins of a bridge on the ancient Silk Road in the Ravine of Akhurian River,  Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Medieval Gothic Door Arch infront of The Seljuk Turk Mosque of Ebul Minuchihr (Minuchir) built in 1072, Ani archaelogical site on the ancient Silk Road  , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Ruins of a bridge on the ancient Silk Road in the Ravine of Akhurian River,  Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Seljuk Turk Mosque of Ebul Minuchihr (Minuchir) built in 1072, Ani archaelogical site on the ancient Silk Road  , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Ruins of a bridge on the ancient Silk Road in the Ravine of Akhurian River,  Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Seljuk Turk Mosque of Ebul Minuchihr (Minuchir) built in 1072, Ani archaelogical site on the ancient Silk Road  , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Seljuk Turk Mosque of Ebul Minuchihr (Minuchir) built in 1072, Ani archaelogical site on the ancient Silk Road  , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Seljuk Turk Mosque of Ebul Minuchihr (Minuchir) built in 1072, Ani archaelogical site on the ancient Silk Road  , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Ruins of the Armenian City walls built by  King Smbat (977–989) of Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Pictures of the Arabic astrological observation tower of the 8th century University of  of Harran, south west Anatolia, Turkey.  Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside. 51
  • Pictures of the beehive adobe buildings of Harran, south west Anatolia, Turkey.  Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside. 46
  • Pictures of the beehive adobe buildings of Harran, south west Anatolia, Turkey.  Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside. 43
  • Pictures of the beehive adobe buildings of Harran, south west Anatolia, Turkey.  Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside. 40
  • Pictures of the beehive adobe buildings of Harran, south west Anatolia, Turkey.  Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside. 38
  • Pictures of the beehive adobe buildings of Harran, south west Anatolia, Turkey.  Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside. 37
  • Pictures of the beehive adobe buildings of Harran with a summer outdoor bed,  south west Anatolia, Turkey.  Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside. 31
  • Pictures of the beehive adobe buildings of Harran, south west Anatolia, Turkey.  Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside. 28
  • Pictures of the beehive adobe buildings of Harran, south west Anatolia, Turkey.  Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside. 24
  • Pictures of the beehive adobe buildings of Harran, south west Anatolia, Turkey.  Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside. 22
  • Pictures of the beehive adobe buildings of Harran, south west Anatolia, Turkey.  Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside. 20
  • Pictures of the beehive adobe buildings of Harran, south west Anatolia, Turkey.  Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside. 2
  • Pictures & Images of the Tortum Water Falls, Coruh Valley, Erzurum in the Eastern Anatolia, Turkey.<br />
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The Tortum water falls are the largest in turkey with a drop of 164 feet (50 m) and 15 meters wide. Geologists believe they were formed in the Quaternary period by a massive landslide which blocked the deep steep sided Tortum Valley. This resulted in the formation of Tortum Lake which is 8 km long, 1 km wide and 100 meters deep.
  • Pictures & Images of the Tortum Water Falls, Coruh Valley, Erzurum in the Eastern Anatolia, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The Tortum water falls are the largest in turkey with a drop of 164 feet (50 m) and 15 meters wide. Geologists believe they were formed in the Quaternary period by a massive landslide which blocked the deep steep sided Tortum Valley. This resulted in the formation of Tortum Lake which is 8 km long, 1 km wide and 100 meters deep.
  • Pictures & Images of the Tortum Water Falls, Coruh Valley, Erzurum in the Eastern Anatolia, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The Tortum water falls are the largest in turkey with a drop of 164 feet (50 m) and 15 meters wide. Geologists believe they were formed in the Quaternary period by a massive landslide which blocked the deep steep sided Tortum Valley. This resulted in the formation of Tortum Lake which is 8 km long, 1 km wide and 100 meters deep.
  • Pictures & Images of the Tortum Water Falls, Coruh Valley, Erzurum in the Eastern Anatolia, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The Tortum water falls are the largest in turkey with a drop of 164 feet (50 m) and 15 meters wide. Geologists believe they were formed in the Quaternary period by a massive landslide which blocked the deep steep sided Tortum Valley. This resulted in the formation of Tortum Lake which is 8 km long, 1 km wide and 100 meters deep.
  • Pictures & Images of the Tortum Water Falls, Coruh Valley, Erzurum in the Eastern Anatolia, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The Tortum water falls are the largest in turkey with a drop of 164 feet (50 m) and 15 meters wide. Geologists believe they were formed in the Quaternary period by a massive landslide which blocked the deep steep sided Tortum Valley. This resulted in the formation of Tortum Lake which is 8 km long, 1 km wide and 100 meters deep.
  • Pictures & Images of the Tortum Water Falls, Coruh Valley, Erzurum in the Eastern Anatolia, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The Tortum water falls are the largest in turkey with a drop of 164 feet (50 m) and 15 meters wide. Geologists believe they were formed in the Quaternary period by a massive landslide which blocked the deep steep sided Tortum Valley. This resulted in the formation of Tortum Lake which is 8 km long, 1 km wide and 100 meters deep.
  • The Buruciye Medrese (Madrasah) built in 1271 by Dr. Muzaffer Burucerdî of Iran as a school teach physics, chemistry and astronomy. Its magnificent crown gate is one of the best examples of Seljuk architecture in Anatolia. The islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. Sivas, Turkey
  • Close up of the Crown Gate of the Buruciye Medrese (Madrasah) built in 1271 by Dr. Muzaffer Burucerdî of Iran as a school teach physics, chemistry and astronomy. Its magnificent crown gate is one of the best examples of Seljuk architecture in Anatolia. The islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. Sivas, Turkey
  • Close up of the Crown Gate of the Buruciye Medrese (Madrasah) built in 1271 by Dr. Muzaffer Burucerdî of Iran as a school teach physics, chemistry and astronomy. Its magnificent crown gate is one of the best examples of Seljuk architecture in Anatolia. The islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. Sivas, Turkey
  • Close up of the Crown Gate of the Buruciye Medrese (Madrasah) built in 1271 by Dr. Muzaffer Burucerdî of Iran as a school teach physics, chemistry and astronomy. Its magnificent crown gate is one of the best examples of Seljuk architecture in Anatolia. The islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. Sivas, Turkey
  • Close up of the Crown Gate of the Buruciye Medrese (Madrasah) built in 1271 by Dr. Muzaffer Burucerdî of Iran as a school teach physics, chemistry and astronomy. Its magnificent crown gate is one of the best examples of Seljuk architecture in Anatolia. The islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. Sivas, Turkey
  • Door of Gök Medrese which has a very rich decorative appearance. Its islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. The crown gate of Gök Medrese is one of the best examples of Sejuk architecture in Anatolia, Sivas, Turkey
  • Door of Gök Medrese which has a very rich decorative appearance. Its islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. The crown gate of Gök Medrese is one of the best examples of Sejuk architecture in Anatolia, Sivas, Turkey
  • Door of Gök Medrese which has a very rich decorative appearance. Its islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. The crown gate of Gök Medrese is one of the best examples of Sejuk architecture in Anatolia, Sivas, Turkey
  • Door of Gök Medrese which has a very rich decorative appearance. Its islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. The crown gate of Gök Medrese is one of the best examples of Sejuk architecture in Anatolia, Sivas, Turkey
  • The marble crown gate of Gök Medrese has a very rich decorative appearance. Its islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. The crown gate of Gök Medrese is one of the best examples of Sejuk architecture in Anatolia, Sivas, Turkey
  • The marble crown gate of Gök Medrese has a very rich decorative appearance. Its islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. The crown gate of Gök Medrese is one of the best examples of Sejuk architecture in Anatolia, Sivas, Turkey
  • Curetes Street (Priest Street)  that runs through the centre of Ephesus. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Temple of Emperor Hadrian on Curetes Street ( 117 - 138 A.D ).  Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Library of Celsus & the Agora to the right. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pillars of The Basilica, 1st Century A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Curetes Street (Priest Street)  that runs through the centre of Ephesus. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan and  Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan on Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Mazeus Mithridates Gate to the Agora of Ephesus takes its name from the 2 Freed slave of  Emperor Augustus who paid for its contruction. It is dedicated to Emperor Augustus, his wife Livia , his daughter Julia and her husband Agrippa. Built in 4 or 3 B.C. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan on Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Arch of The Roman  Pollio Fountain, early 1st century B.C. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Rhodian Peristyle built in the time of Emperor Augustus ( 27 B.C. -A.D. 14) and dedicated to Julius Caesar  and the goddess Roma then Augustus & Artemis. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.

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