Travel Blogs from Selcuk
... The most compelling part was the fact that the only 20%-25% of the city had been uncovered. It took nearly 3 hours to walk the streets and view the various parts of the city, including government buildings, pleasure houses and other facilities to father for the inhabitants. The society was highly organised and the scale and management made me consider in some ways have we really come that far since the first century B.C. The fact that hoards ...
... medicine and ambulances.The city was really cool and had some amazing stuff. Jose and I found 5 to have a kick of the footy, the bullfrog took some good snaps on joses camera. The city still contains the worlds largest ampitheatre, holding 25,000 people. Apparently the likes of elton john and michael jackon have performed over the years. We grabbed some buffet lunch and then hit the temple of artemis. It really was a bit of a ...
... and renaming it after himself as Constantinople (present Istanbul). By now we had picked up 5 extra people (from Coffs Harbour) and the original tour group had just dwindled down to 3 solo travellers. Despite paying extra for the 'Comfort’ tour option, I was placed in a shared room with the other solo male traveller in a basic hotel where the shower was possessed, the toilet leaked and no top sheet to protect me from the itchy grey rug. I didn’t ...
... Greek goddess of victory) attracted more camera clicks than this little detour from the main road.
Hercules Gate : This is the gateway where the Sacred Way becomes Curetes Road. Due to the presence of the two pillars (bearing the representations of Hercules), the passageway could no longer accommodate wagons and so the road became pedestrian only at this point (called Curetes Road). One can still see the 2nd century truck route detour (no speed limits ...
Most surviving structures were temples. They were preserved because thick marble was used for the walls. The most revered Gods were Zeus, Artemis and Apollo. The later was the patron of the west coast of Asia Minor. Emperor worship was just as visible with each Ceasar joining the Pantheon as he takes power.
An amphitheatre that hosted sporting events such as gladiator fights was standing strong. We learned that population ...
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