TravelPod Member ReviewsUlusan Hotel Meram
in the old town close to everything and a lot of help from the owner to find a doctor, a restaurant and the place where the whirling dervishes were performing
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Archaeological findings suggest that the area surrounding the city of Iconium (modern day Konya) was inhabited as early as 3rd millennium B.C. It is known that the Hittites controlled the area in ~1500 B.C. and then the Sea Peoples in ~1200 B.C. The Phrygians established a kingdom in central Anatolia in ~800 B.C. but then in ~690 B.C. Cimmerian invaders took the land but were soon displaced by the Lydians in 637-626 B.C., who occupied the area until ...
... 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 ...
... than before. "Just in time," Dennis said to me as I sat down next to him. He was referring to the bus' engine starting up, but I thought he meant that I had covered myself up just in time, because suddenly I was the only woman on the bus without a headscarf or robe.
Though Turkey is a Muslim country, it is a staunchly secular one. That was one of the founding ideals of Ataturk, and it makes Turkey a fascinating counterexample to the many Islamic states in ...
... is turned up to receive the blessings of heaven and the left arm and hand is turned down so as to communicate the blessings to earth. They let go in the beginning of their long black robes symbolizing letting go of their earthly or worldly attachments. then whirling slowly and rhythmically counterclockwise....they enter into a trancelike state of the mystical union with the ...
... that happened this week, was our team visit to Catalhoyuk, the other local site that is under excavation. Catalhoyuk is a Neolithic town dating to 7000 BC, which once housed up to 8000 people! Its long occupation created an enormous hill that can be seen for a long distance across the Konya Plain. I studied Catalhoyuk while at University (it was excavated for 5 years in the 1960s and has been under continuous excavation by Ian ...
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