Ottoman Palace Antakya
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... until the reign of Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.). At the upper opening of the tunnel is a Latin inscription in the side of the tunnel that reads: “Divus Vespasianus et Divus Titus F.C.” (“Divine Vespasianus and Divine Titus caused it to be made”). Finally, at the lower opening of the tunnel there is what appears to be an arch bridge but this is in fact an aqueduct channel spanning the gorge of the open tunnel. Some various remains of the upper ...
(Forgive the Monty Python reference, for I fear we were unable to see the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.) Continuing our trend of visiting new places before we leave Turkey we found ourselves in Hatay (or Antakya or Antioch, just to name a few) for a four day weekend. We were curious about it for many reasons. It's in an area of Turkey that we hadn't been before and well know for spectacular food. It's also mentioned in the ...
... Byzantine mosaics dating from the 1st century AD to the 5th century.
We were disappointed when we got there that the museum was undergoing a major renovation and only part of it was open to public. We enjoyed the sectons that were open and totally amazed that the works survived all those years as well as they did.
... 24 nights in hostels and hotels and a couple of (uncomfy) nights at sea.
The weather has been mixed. It was generaly cold and dry in England, often wet in France and Italy, and in Greece and Turkey boiling hot.
The bikes have faired well, considering their age (and cost). We worked our way through a few brake pads on the wet and hilly days in France and Italy, but only had to repair about 5 or 6 punctures. Halfway through the trip ...
... it was not worth the time spent as there is little to see except the small, new church. Prior to our visit here, we headed to the Mediterranean near the ancient port of Antioch. Here we walked through the gorge and Roman stone bridge leading to the Titus and Vespasian Tunnel built by the Romans and said to be a masterpiece of Roman engineering. We also We also visited an old Christian cave church/monastery and the necropolis in the same area. Just south ...