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... C.), and Esarhaddon (681-669 B.C.). Xenophon (the Greek philosopher/historian who was a student of Socrates) mentioned that in the year 401 B.C. when Cyrus the Younger marched against Babylon, Tarsus was governed by King Syennesis in the name of the Persian Monarch (Anab. I.2.12).
Then with the defeat of the Persians at the hands of Alexander the Great in 333 B.C., Tarsus once again came under the rule of the Greeks. However when Alexander died in 323 ...
We left Cappadocia and headed south and soon were climbing into the mountains, highest point of the road was 1500m. I took a shot through the windscreen, for the impression, but they were really spectacular and snow-capped. The Turkish toll roads are also really really good, almost no traffic and beautifully smooth. So much so that we were clearly going to hit the Mediterranean coast by early afternoon if we kept going at this pace so ...
... nervous knot hung in my stomach as I rolled the overspill of Istanbul that spread from coast to coast. A couple of kilometers of water felt much further away from home.
That night with nowhere to pitch I found the cheapest room in town which was more like a jail cell. A bare light bulb hungover a flea ridden mattress that I crammed Allan in next to, with a squat toilet down the corridor that after one look at, turned back the other way. ...
The following day we visited Tarsus, notable as the birthplace of St. Paul, one of the 12 apostles,--as well as the home of Mark Antony and Cleopatra in the first century BC. The drive from Adana was a relatively short one. As we entered the city we stopped momentarily for a look at Tarsus waterfall on the Berdan River. This would be a cute spot for a picnic. ...
... Age people (theirs was only a Bronze culture). This was a summer retreat for the Hittite kings. We entered by one lion gate & exited by another. Wonderful relief carvings, made even more powerful by the setting. They spoke to us clearly across 3 millenia - musicians & warriors, sacrificial bull, a boat with oarsmen, a mother suckling a child beneath a tree, the Sun God looking reminiscent of scary dreams. The small museum held other treasures - a tree ...