The Lycian Way

Lycian Way

Lycia is the historical name of the Tekke Peninsula, on Turkey’s South-west coast. Mountains rise from the rocky coastline, providing beautiful views over the Mediterranean, pine trees mixed with carob give way to juniper and cedar trees at higher elevations. The Lycians were a democratic and warlike people, with a high standard of living for … Continue reading The Lycian Way

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Diyarbakir – An Overview

Diyarbakir

Situated on the banks of the Tigris river in South-Eastern Anatolia, Diyarbakir still carries a medieval air. Black basalt walls encircle the city, a perfect example of defensive architecture of the Middle Ages. They are the second largest walls in the world, after the famous Great Wall of China. Although there were Roman, and probably … Continue reading Diyarbakir – An Overview

The Underground Water Structures of Gaziantep

Kastel of Pişirici (Beşinci)

The city of Gaziantep is located on the edge of the Alleben Stream and the settlement history of the city dates to end of the 5th century. The stream flows around the city however, the stream has low water levels, which is further reduced by hot summer days. The Gaziantep Plateau also has a small … Continue reading The Underground Water Structures of Gaziantep

The Path of Abraham

Balikli Göl

The Abraham Path is a cultural route connecting the cities associated with Abraham’s journey to the promised land. Storytelling, kindness and hospitality are symbolic to walking the path. Abraham/Ibrahim is thought to have lived during the Bronze Age. He travelled with family and flock throughout the Arabian peninsula and the Nile Valley. His story has … Continue reading The Path of Abraham

The Walls of Constantinople

The Walls of Constantinople

The Walls of Constantinople are a succession of walls that have bordered and safeguarded the city of Constantinople (Modern day Istanbul) since it was founded as the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire by Constantine the Great. With multiple additions and renovations throughout their long history, they are one of the greatest and most intricate … Continue reading The Walls of Constantinople