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October 14 2015
This morning we left for a long day! I left my sunglasses behind but fortunately Perry has organized to get them sent on – they were under the bed! We first went to the Aspendos Theatre, which was absolutely brilliant – and is still being used nowadays. Long drive followed by a nice lunch again – I felt ...
... retired there because populating Roman colonies with a Roman legion was Augustus' strategy for maintaining better control over Asia Minor. It is known that several mountain tribes in central Asia Minor, such as the Homandadenses, were resisting Roman rule and settling Roman soldiers (active and retired) in the province was an attempt to curtail their behavior and have local forces to quell any uprising.
When Lystra became a Roman colony and it became occupied ...
I came to Konya not having any plan for how I was going to get to the surrounding sites (Antioch of Pisidia, Lystra, Kilistra, Derbe, etc.) because they were very remote and there was no public transportation. While I was on the bus heading toward Konya, I had 4 hours to figure it out. I decided the best course of action was to rent a car and just drive to all these sites personally. I located quite a few car rental businesses on one of the ...
... for protection, perhaps to claim some form of ownership of the land and resources around them. They had to develop rules and social conventions as they lived in close proximity with their neighbours for the first time. They did not yet know how to make pottery, but were able to produce beautiful beads and incised stones from a wide variety of local and imported materials, small blades from obsidian (volcanic glass) that came from over 100 km away, ...
... light fixtures and tiling, and a fashion district that sold a rainbow of women's robes and headscarves--there was not a trinket or tchotchke to be seen. We eventually reached Alaaddin Tepesi, a manmade hill that the Seljuk Turks constructed in the center of the exceedingly flat city of Konya to elevate their great 13th century mosque, Alaaddin Camii.
Alaaddin Camii was the first pre-Ottoman mosque we've seen in Turkey, and its history grants it ...