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The morning of 7/13 we decided to go check out some ancient ruins near Sanliurfa. Since our friend had offered to show us around we made plans to call him when we got back to town. The ruins we saw are called Gobekli Tepe and are dated ate 12,000 years old. There are several areas of stone circles that have reliefs on them of various pictures. There are both animals and people. I am still amazed that people were able to build ...
... He continues “Ok you stay here and work for a few months. I give you Euro500/month and a donkey,cause you know the cost of benzine(fuel) is expensive. Then when it gets cold you go home, and I go to Austria and teach skiing. You can take the donkey anywhere, good for the city or hills around here,very strong! I take care of the donkey while you are gone and then you can have it back when you come back to work next year again.”
... located near the tomb, too. The appearance of fire altars in ancient art is usually interpreted as a sign of Persian influence, but they can be somewhat elusive and difficult to identify because they're not very well understood. The strong possibility of the existence of a fire altar here is part of what makes the site really intriguing, as well as the fact that the tomb has never been opened (i.e., robbed), so whatever riches and wealth this king was buried ...
... river, the Euphrates.
It turned out that we needn't have rushed so much in Diyarbakir, because the ferry appeared to run much more frequently than listed on the online schedule we had found. We barely had time to go down to the bank and touch the Euphrates before boarding the ferry and crossing over. We had spent six days in between the Tigris and Euphrates, but now we had to leave those great rivers behind and head up into ...
... 1995. I have to say that the same feeling came over me here as at the stone circles in Ireland, Machu Pichu and Easter Island. Strange!
Our journey took us to a Roman bridge (Cendere) built by Emperor Severus and marred by his son when Dad died.... The son had his brother killed and then had his brother's pillar removed from the bridge, the final insult.
We also passed the ruins of Arsemia, the summer capital for our friend ...