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... and did find lots of treasures but also stole it all away.
The most intact part is the Troy 6 gate and wall, still has the original wall on one side, the path curves round so as to trick the enemies at the end, they can’t see where they’re going or who’s around the corner. The base of the observation tower is still there too. It’s the first spot on the audio tour but we went round the opposite way and he saved the best to last. ...
... archaeologist, was determined to discover Troy, and he kind of did. Schliemann dug sideways into the "tell" and as a result there is now a huge trench that has caused damage to that part of the site. That and the fact that once he found a hoard of gold and silver jewelry he was done, makes him either an archaeological pioneer or a sleazy plunderer.
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... attempts to find a kind solution. I know we're capable to it. The ANZAC spirit dictates that we're kind people, we respect other cultures and we are the biggest supporter of the 'under-dog'. Well, the refugee who comes by boat to seek asylum in Australia is the biggest under-dog there is at the moment. I like to think that, instead of being selfish, Australians can share some of the land and wealth with other people who have fled war and violence. Who are in need of ...
... morning. Later, in Kusadasi, the bus driver showed us a mean gash on the back of the bus that the protesters caused. Weeks following our visit the protests and police brutality continued. I listen to NPR every morning so I heard daily reports on the protests. I was not surprised to hear how the prime minister bullied the media into silence, but thanks to social media, the protesters had a voice all around the world.
The bus drive from Istanbul to ...
... the Turkish Jandarma (equiv. to Federal Police). Complete with scanning equipment and body search. We walk on to ANZAC Cove and finally arrive at the place I have heard so much and seen so many pictures. There are 1000s of people camped out and sitting in seats waiting for the ceremony to begin. The mood is definitely somber but with a sense of anticipation. It was an interesting experience of being away for almost 2 weeks to ...
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