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Kizil Avlu (Red Hall)  
   

Kizil Avlu (Red Hall)

Possibly the most impressive of the lot, this pagan temple is immense, contains the ruins of a church within its walls and houses a mosque.
Pergamum

September 29th 2004
I finally made it to Bergama. It took me roughly a day (24 hours) to hitchike from Balikesir, including a detour that took me way out of my way to appreciate Assos for an hour. The sheer quantity of historical artifacts is astonishing. There's an enormous pagan temple built in honor of some egyptian god: the Christians built a church inside of it, and the Muslims converted one of its towers into ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bergama

Turkish Flag Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
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