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Turkey 2015 part I - Two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

March 20th 2015
In Turkey there are more ancient ruins than we can count A long time ago at a history lesson in school I (Ake) heard a lecture about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. These sites were the most impressive human constructions in Ancient Greece and people travelled from places far away to marvel at the monuments that were erected there. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World ... read more
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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
18th April 2015

When I think of the things we see nowadays we often reflect what it was like only years before. How exciting you can visit or dream of what the ancient Wonders of the World were like in antiquity. Fascinating blog Ake.
19th April 2015

Sometimes I wish I could time travel
Sometimes I wish I could travel back in time and see places as they were hundreds or thousands of years ago. Imagine seeing the pyramids of Egypt being built or seeing Colosseum when it was brand new or Berlin the day the wall came down. One of the things I sometimes do when visiting sites like the ones I saw in Turkey is to time travel in my mind. I stand at the site and try to picture what it used to look like. /Ake
19th April 2015

A Treasure Hunt!
Good for you for visiting places that had piqued your interest as a child. Indeed, Turkey has so many amazing Greek and Turkish ruins. I stayed in a tree house in Olympos where we would walk through amazing ruins, on our way to the beach. Looking forward to the treasures you discover next.

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