Zela ancient site had an important place in ancient times. Zela was considered as a religious center more than a site. Because this site was famous for the temples. A priest and his society were living there. Especially Persians and Armenians respected this area.
In a time period, this site was divided into three regions. Two parts were shared between two priests and a region was under the reign of Roman Empire. After a priest passed away, a war began for this territory. Pontic Greek State wanted to capture the region. But Roman Empire didn’t want to let it happen. So two armies confronted nearby Zela site. Roman Empiror Caesar won the battle.
Unfortunately we don’t have too much archeaological objects from the area. But we know that Emperor Caesar sent a letter to Roman Parliament to declare his victory; Veni,Vici,Vidi….
Today’s Zile county was established on the ancient site Zela..
We all know the famous words of Roman Emperof Caesar; Veni,vidi,vici. Also we know the meanings of those statements; I came,I saw and I won. But do you know where those statements were told? Briefly the history of those statement is below;
In small Asia, there used to be a Pontic Greek State in ancient time. This state had a wide domination area. Meanwhile Roman Empire was getting wider and following the rival states in Small Asia. Pontic Greek State was one of those rival states. After following Pontic Greek State for a long time, Emperor Caesar decided to arrange a military campaign to Pontic Greek state due to their aggresive mode. Two armies confronted in a field which was very close to ancient site Zela(Today’s Zile county of Tokat province) in 47 AD. Roman Emperor Caesar won the battle (Battle of Zela). He declared his victory to Roman Parliament in three words; Veni,Vidi,Vici.
Everybody knows that those statements belong to famous Roman emperor Caesar but a few people know that they were told in Anatolian peninsula.
Mayans were one of the ancient communities that were famous for their astronomy knowledge. They still have deep impact in today’s world. Their predictions are still our agendas and their astronomy knowledge was so magnificent that the stars and space were like their home. Their information on astronomy that they had 5000 years ago is being discovered recently. More are waiting for their turn to be discovered.
Equinox century is one of their predicitions. It started in 21st of March. According to Equinox century, dark days will finish so good and hopeful century will initiate. The symbol of this century is the snake with feather. It was the head god of Mayans.
According to the astronomists, there are several places where this equinox century on earth. Anatolia is one of the places on the earth.
I hope that this good event affects all world in a good way and the human being has a bright future.
As we know that, there are many ancient sites that are ignored but very valuable according to the historical records. Due to the records, it was one of the important ancient sites of an era. According to the archeaological excavations , the archeaologists unearthed coins and mosaics.
We can see traces of various periods such as Mecadonian empire, Persians and Romans. Unfortunately the illegal treasure hunters are ruining the site. This site should be excavated by the archeaologists carefully. It is obvious that it has many things to tell us.
Tourism isn’t a steady sector,it changes up to every conditions. The basic of tourism is always the same but the methods and applications are changed. Every event or technological development may change the sector such as any virus or a tension.Briefly it is a dynamic sector.
Our period is this sort of period. After Corona virus launched the world, our life style and economy had changed rapidly. Transformation of our life was so rapid that it occured nearly in a one and half years. Tourism isn’t an eligible sector. The dynamics of tourism have changed. For example, travel and tourism policies have been transformed. New procedures have been added. According to remote work principle, some countries redesigned their policies.
The most important question is that; what is the situation of Turkey? Even before the COVID outbreak, Turkish Republic had a serious policy conflict. Professional tourism management principle was ignored. All of those issues united with economical problems. The difficult situation became tougher for us. Russian market supported Turkish tourism last year.This year Russia declared that flights were banned and the Russian authorities designed their policy in order to support domestic tourism in Russia. Turkish authorities are still waiting for Russia’s answer for summer.
Briefly it is the proof of this rule; Never ignore professional tourism management ignore. It is the key of a success or reducing the loss.
Tourism is a mixture of some branches and culture. Also culture has a diversity inside the subject. Briefly if tourism of a country works well, it means that the management of culture and other branches work very well. Having a tool such as historical background is a gift but the most important thing is to manage them up to the benefit of the country.
Some countries are very lucky for the fundamental of tourism. Turkey is one of them. We have historical background, multi-cultural structure and hospitality. The disadvantage we have is (sometimes) to be lack of management of those tools. Also tourism is one of the top sectors that are affected from international and economical events in the world. We can state that it is a very sensitive sector. The most important tool we have is the reputation of the country. Investing in tourism means to be flexible and open-minded. Any obstacle can interrupt the works of tourism. Tolerance for other cultures and other people is the another key tool of tourism. Especially the religious tourism is one of the top branches in Turkey. Thus belief have a deep diversity in the world. Every culture has good and bad sides. So we should evaluate them in an objective perspective. Natural beauties are the most important tools of a country not only for tourism and also for environment protection. Turkish Republic have all of those tools. Even domestic tourism can be so perfect that our citizens can be an expert of publicity. It requires investment and education. At least we have a great hospitality in our country.
History is a time period which records the events and everything that affects the life. We find out the events and characters from the historical records. That’s why our cultural legacy is very important. According to the records, we had many powerful characters. Roman Emperors are starring. We can list Alexander the Great and Egytpian Queen Cleopatra and more. Isn’t it enough to state those names to show the importance of this landscape?
Turkish landscape offers you more opportunity. Discover Turkey and explore tourism….
Troy is one of the important ancient sites of the world. It is the one of the priceless treasures for archeaology. It is also one of the famous sites of Turkish Republic in tourism world. The samples of these sites have great museum exhibition halls. According to this perpection, A new exhibition hall was constructed for Troy findings. It is located in the border of Çanakkale province.
If you want to travel in time, Troy is one of the right destinations. All of the findings have interesting stories and they take you this legendary time period.
Don’t forget to schedule a visit to this exhibiton hall, it is worthvisiting…
Helen of Troy is starring in the story of legendary war. She was the reason of the legendary war. Because of love between Prince Paris and Helen, Greeks and Troians made war. As a result, Greeks won this war and captured Troy. Who is Helen?
She was famous for her beauty. She was so beautiful that everyone including Gods were waiting for her. According to some sources, she was a regular human being. But some sources define her as the daughter of Head God Zeus. Head God Zeus had an affair with Spartan queen Leda as a swan. He was afraid of Hera’s anger that’s why he had affairs in the shape of different animals. Helen was his daughter. Since her teenage years, she was a pupil of noble men and Gods. She married a Greek king but she wasn’t happy. She had an affair with Troian prince Paris. Finally she escaped to Troy. Then Greeks declared war to Troians so they gathered a huge navy and army to attack Troy.
The bust of Helen
If you have an opportunity to visit Troy museum in Çanakkale, don’t hesitate it. Keep traveling in time.
If the subject is Troy, we always remember the legendary war that caused Troy to be collapsed by a trick. Most of the people thought that this war was only a fantasy and it had never existed due to the lack of physical evidences. We had just historical records that were written by ancient Greek travelers and myths. It was appeared as historical tale for many people. When the archeaology science developed, archeaology started to find answers for the ancient questions. By the assistance of ancient sources, the archeaologists began to find out what happened actually in the history.
We learn that war of Troy began with Helena of Troy. Actually she was a wife of cruel king and she was famous for her beauty. Troian prince Paris took Helena to their boat secretly. Finally she could manage to run away the cruel king. Older prince Hector got anxious because of this event. The event that he scared became true. Greek states got united against Troy. The appearent reason was Helena but the fact was different. King Agamennon was waiting for opprotunities to attack because of their wealth Troy but he knew that he coudn’t manage to achieve this goal on his own. He needed allies and a reason. He didn’t have anything till that day. The cruel king consulted Agamennon about the issue and they decided to gather the biggest navy as the world had never seen before. The Greek civilization declared war to Troy. They asked for the best warriors and best sailors including Achilles.
Although they gathered the biggest navy of ancient world and the best soldiers of ancient Greek, Troy had a big advantage; the powerful city walls. There used to be a wealthy city inside the wall. Although they had attacked many times, they couldn’t achieve the goal. But Achilles achieved to kill older prince Hector. This war had lasted for 10 years. The Greeks were fed up with fighting, they thought a trick. They built a wooden horse that would be big enough to take hunderds of soldiers inside. The others would hide and wait for the night. It should have been appeared as a defeat monument for Greeks so Troians thought that they had gone. It worked and Troians took it inside the city. They celebrated their victory and the city got defenceless.
After that time, the soldiers hidden in the horse got out of the horse and opened the gates for others. The invasion was completed. This is the story we know. It is not certain that it is completely true.
According to the physical proofs at Troy ancient site, there had been a struggle at the city. Fire traces were discovered on the layer of time period that matches the legendary war period.