Triumph Coloumn in Constantinople

Istanbul is a historical city that hides more than it appears. A triumph coloumn that stucked inside the city is around 1600 years old. It was built in 5th century BC and it was constructed by Emperor Arcadius in order to honour the rebellion in the city. Unfortunately it got shorter in time and it is between two buildings at […]

The biggest underground city of Turkey was unearthed; Kayseri /Bürüngüz underground city

As it was mentioned before, Central Anatolia of Turkey still hides something for archeologists. The last discovery in Kayseri province confirms this theory. An underground city was discovered under Bürüngüz district of Kayseri. It is so big that it has more than five gates and it has a great defense system. As the examination of the city is being continued, […]

World Map of 1513 by Piri Reis; One of the famous sailors of the world

First world map was drawn by Piri Reis who was the senior sailor of Ottoman navy. It wasn’t an ordinary map because it has some points to find out on it. Thus many researches are being made on this map. Piri Reis prepared this map in 1513. That was the period when western sailing developed. New world (American continent) had […]

A monumental fountain in Tripolis

Tripolis was one of the developed ancient sites. The economical situation level was so high that the governor and wealthy people of the site built a fountain that reflected the glory of the site. It is guessed that it was built in 2nd century AD. Its purposes were to get cool in summer days and to reflect the wealthy level […]

The oldest mosaic of Anatolia; probably from Hitites period

We all think that mosaics belong to Roman Age probably but this one is older than Roman Age. It was unearthed in a Hittites residence region. It is thought that it was on the ceiling of a holy building. More than this, this ancient site can be the lost Hittite site. It isn’t certain right now. The excavations are going […]

An altar that is around 1800 years old

During the excavation of Hadrianapolis ancient site which is located on Black sea region of Turkey, an altar that is supposed to be very important for the ancient culture was unearthed. It is guessed that it is around 1800 years old. A woman figure with wheat belt is making a vow. Archeologists think that she is a goddess that was […]

Mental hospital of early ages;Cappadocia’s underground city

We know that Cappadocia has many mysteries under the ground. Underground cities of Cappadocia are so huge that even today a few parts of those ones are open to visit or unearthed. They are also so deep that we could unearth nearly half of them. Derinkuyu underground city which is one of them has so great feature that it may […]

Eastern Express; a new trend of travel

Eastern of Turkey offers us great sceneries in winter. Thanks to the snow and very cold winter, the nature paints great panoramas for the visitors. The best travel mode to reach this beauty is by train. This express is named as touristic eastern express. The route starts from Ankara and finishes in Kars. This is a journey that takes around […]

National Geographic selected sightseeing places that should be seen in Turkey

Worldwide famous geography and discovery channel National Geographic prepared a list of sightseeing places in the world. Some of them are in Turkey. Actually they are well known places but it may surprise you. This is the list; St.Sophia- Istanbul Sumela Monastery- Trabzon The cradle of civilizations- Mardin Göbeklitepe ancient site – Şanlıurfa Spice Market -Istanbul Cappadocia- Nevşehir This is […]

Magicians were here..

We know that magic was one of the most common social way to curse someone or something in ancient period. A stone that was carved a magic was unearthed. It seems that it is a vicious magic. It is so important that it was hidden for a long time. Southeastern Anatolia hides different sorts of archeaological treasures. It is assumed […]