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Photos marked as were added from 30 June 2018.


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Province
State
Place
Location
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Selcuk
 The Ottoman castle dominates Selcuk.
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Selcuk
 The Isa Bey Mosque (1307) in Selcuk.
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Ephesus
 Ephesus was one of the most important ports in the ancient world.
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Ephesus
 The Great Theatre in Ephesus (117 AD) could seat 25,000 people and overlooks the Arcadian Way.
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Ephesus
 The Library of Celsus in Ephesus.
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Ephesus
 Wisdom, a detail from the Library of Celsus at Ephesus.
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Ephesus
 Public toilets in Ephesus.
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Ephesus
 Temple of Hadrian (138 AD) with the head of Medusa on the arches.
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Ephesus
 Mosaic in the Temple of Hadrian in Ephesus.
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Priene
 Priene was the centre of ancient Ionia. It was founded in 300 BC.
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Priene
 Priene is set on a steep hillside.
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Priene
 Priene overlooks the valley of the Meander River.
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Didyma
 Didyma is the site of a temple to Apollo and an oracle which was a rival to Delphi.
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Didyma
 The interior of the Temple of Apollo in Didyma.
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Didyma
 Medusa carving at Didyma.
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Aphrodisias
 The white marble theatre in Aphrodisias, a centre for the worship of the goddess of love.
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Aphrodisias
 The 20,000 seat stadium at Aphrodisias.
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Aphrodisias
 Carved sarcophagus at Aphrodisias.
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Pamukkale
Hierapolis
 Hierapolis is a spa centre close to Pamukkale. It was founded by a king of Pergamum in 190 BC.
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Pamukkale
Hierapolis
 Roman buildings at Hierapolis.
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Pamukkale
Hierapolis
 The necropolis in Hierapolis.
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Pamukkale
Hierapolis
 View across Hierapolis to Pamukkale.
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Bodrum
St Peter's Castle
 St Peter's Castle was built by the Knights Hospitalier of St John of Rhodes in 1402.
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Bodrum
St Peter's Castle
 The walls of St Peter's Castle in Bodrum.
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Bodrum
St Peter's Castle
 Crusader church in St Peter's Castle.
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Bodrum
St Peter's Castle
 Tower at St Peter's Castle.
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Bodrum
St Peter's Castle
 Walls and ruins in St Peter's Castle in Bodrum.
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Bodrum
 Site of the tomb of Mausolus (the Mausoleum), one of the wonders of the ancient world.
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Milas
 Gumuskasen is a 2nd century Roman tomb modelled on the Mausoleum.
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Milas
 The carved ceiling of Gumuskasen in Milas.
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Fethiye
 The 20m high Temple of Amyntas is carved in the hills overlooking Fethiye.
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Fethiye
 Carved rock temples and a sarcophagus at Fethiye.
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Demre
 The 5th century St Nicholas Church in Demre, the ancient Myra.
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Demre
 Frescos in St Nicholas Church. Nicholas was a 5th century bishop who used to secretly leave money for poor girls' dowries.
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Demre
Myra
 Rock tombs at the Lycian city of Myra (now Demre) dating from 540 BC.
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Demre
Myra
 Free standing rock tomb at Myra.
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Demre
Myra
 Graeco-Roman theatre at Myra.
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Demre
Myra
 Theatrical carvings at the theatre in Myra.
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Termessos
 The Hadrian Propyleum is the gateway to Termessos, a Pisidian city set in forested mountains.
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Termessos
 The lower city walls of Termessos, an ancient city founded by Pisidians in 700 BC.
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Termessos
 Termessos stonework resisted Alexander The Great and the Romans. The latter made the city an ally in 70 BC.
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Termessos
 Buildings made of carved basalt blocks at Termessos.
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Termessos
 The theatre at Termessos is set in spectacular mountains.
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Termessos
 The theatre at Termessos.
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Termessos
 One of many structures scattered around Termessos.
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Termessos
 Walls of a temple at Termessos.
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Termessos
 Buildings near the summit of Termessos.
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Termessos
 The necroplis at Termessos.
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Termessos
 Dozens of sarcophagi scattered around the necroplis in Termessos.
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Termessos
 Sarcophagi in the necroplis at Termessos, resembling a scene from Judgement Day.
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Termessos
 Pissidian sarcophagus (c 900 BC) at Termessos.
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Antalya
 Ruins of a 2nd century Roman temple converted to a Byzantine church (6th century) and into a Seljuk mosque (13th century) and a Cypriot church (1361).
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Antalya
 Hadrian's Gate was built in 130 AD after a visit by the emperor. It is the entrance to the old city of Antalya.
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Antalya
Archeological Museum
 Detail of a marble sarcophagos in the Archeological Museum of Antalya.
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Antalya
Archeological Museum
 Hittite pottery c2000 BC.
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Antalya
Archeological Museum
 Decorated glass from Myra.
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Antalya
Archeological Museum
 Ivory figure from Perge.
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Antalya
Archeological Museum
 Statue of Aphrodite from Perge dating from the 2nd century AD.
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Antalya
Archeological Museum
 Byzantine icon painting at the Archeological Museum.
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Antalya
Archeological Museum
 Icon painting showing the cicumcision of Christ dating from the 18th century at the Archeological Museum.
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Antalya
Archeological Museum
 Framed Islamic verse at the Archeological Museum.
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Antalya
Archeological Museum
 A jezve (or ibrik) for brewing Turkish coffee, Archeological Museum in Antalya.
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Perge
 The rounded Gate at Perge, a city settled by Greeks after the Trojan-Greek War.
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Perge
 The centre of Perge, a city that prospered under Alexander The Great.
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Perge
 Hellenic carving at Perge.
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Perge
 Colonaded street with shops in Perge.
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Perge
 Delicate stone carving in Perge.
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Perge
 The Northern Nymphaeum (a fountain) overlooked by the acropolis at Perge.
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Perge
 View of Perge from the Acropolis.
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Side
 A temple at Side, a settlement founded by Aeolians in 600 BC.
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Side
 The Greek-Roman theatre in the 6th century BC city of Side.
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Side
 The theatre at Side held 15,000 people. It was built by the Greeks and enlarged by the Romans.
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Side
 The Apollo Temple in Side dates from the 2nd century AD.
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Side
 Detail of the sculpture on the Apollo Temple.
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Side
 Byzantine basilica in Side.
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Side
 Houses and shops in Side.
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Konya
 Decoration on the Karatay School which was built in 1251.
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Konya
 The tiled minaret of the Ince Mosque (1258) was hit by lightening in the 19th century which reduced its height.
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Konya
 Elaborate decoration over the entrance of the 13th century Ince Mosque in Konya.
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Konya
 Detail of the stone carving on the walls of the Ince Mosque in Konya.
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Konya
 The tomb of Mevlana, the founder of the Whirling Dervishes, in Konya.
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Konya
 Octagonal buildings at the Mevlana Tomb in Konya.
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Konya
 The entrance to the Mevlana Tomb.
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Konya
 Pilgrims in the Mevlana Tomb.
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Cappadocia
 The 8th century St Barbara's Church is carved out of the soft rock and painted with Christian symbols.
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Cappadocia
 The Byzantine rulers, Helen and Constantine painted on the walls of The Snake Church in Cappadocia.
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Cappadocia
 Tunnels, steps and passages carved in the rock of Cappadocia.
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Cappadocia
 Strange carvings, Cappadocia.
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Kayseri
 Detail of the entrance of the Huant Hatun Mosque.
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Kayseri
 The Doner Turbe (Revolving Tomb) in Kayseri was built in 1276 by the Seljuk Turks.
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Kayseri
Archeological Museum
 13th century BC Hittite carving in the Archeological Museum.
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Ankara
 The tomb of Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk), founder of modern Turkey and the country's first president.
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Hattusas
 Walls and gate of Hattusas, capital of the Hittite Empire from about 1900 BC.
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Hattusas
 In places, the walls of Hattusas are 50m thick and 20m high.
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Hattusas
 The Temple of the Storm in the Hittite capital of Hattusas.
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Hattusas
 The city of Hattusas is spread over a large area.
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Hattusas
Yazilikaya
 Detail at Yazilikaya, a Hittite shrine from 1200 BC.
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Amasaya
 Pontic tombs dating from 300 BC in the rocks above Amasaya.
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Trabzon
 Fresco in the 13th century Aghia Sophia Church.
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Trabzon
Sumela Monastery
 The 6th century Byzantine monastery of Sumela is built on a cliff near Trabzon. It remained in use until 1923.

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