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THE UNKNOWN OF ANATOLIA



The first landscape painting in history dates from 6200 B.C. It was drawn on the wall of a house in Çatalhöyük.
This picture shows the eruption of a volcano, most likely Hasan Dağ.

The origin of many city names such as Philedelphia, Paris, Antiokheia, Troy, and Europa in different parts of the world is Anatolia.

The oldest shipwreck in the world was unearthed in Ulu Burun, near Kaş, by the group chaired by Don Frey.

Aristotle, the teacher of Alexander the Great, found life sciences in Assos, where he stayed for three years.

Two of the seven wonders of the world are in Anatolia. Temple of Artemis in Ephesus,
 Mausoleion in Halicarnassus (Bodrum).

Others: Egyptian Pyramids, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus in Olympia, Rhodes Statue, Lantern built on Pharos island off Alexandria Harbor.

Words of Julius Caesar "Veni, vidi, vici" (I came, saw, beat) . It was said in Amasya in B.C.47

For the first time in history, Seljuks applied state insurance that covers the losses of the merchants.

Tulips were introduced to Holland by Ogier Ghiselin De Busbecq from Anatolia. De Busbecq was the ambassador of Charlaes V during the reign of Sultan Suleiman in 1554.

The place where Alexander the Great cut the Gordion knot is near Ankara. The double knot in Turkish rugs is called "Gördes Knot"; This term is the Turkicized form of the Gordian knot.

The world's first beauty contest was held in Kazdağı. The competitors in this contest, which Paris is the referee, are Aphrodite, Hera and Athena.

Many of the valuable finds from Anatolia can be seen in museums around the world. The Pergamon museum in Berlin contains the Zeus Altar, the gate of the Temple of Athena, Priene statues and the great Agora gate of Miletos. The British Museum is home to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, the Mausoleion of Halicarnassus and the Harpy Monument of Xanthos.

Source:         Serif YeneN Anatolia Epic Turkey Travel Guide





Also, a few tips come from us poor:

The only place in the world where the sweetgum tree, which has been used as a medicine since the time of Hippocrates, is the village of Köyceğiz, which was used as a "love potion" and perfume by the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra in the past.

Sığla Forest parts, which continue to exist in Köyceğiz Region, are within the borders of Köyceğiz-Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area, which has been declared as "Special Environmental Protection Area" according to the 9th article of the Environment Law No. 2872.

According to Nasreddin Hodja, the center of the world is Sivrihisar District of Eskişehir.

Although the Konya Mevlevihane is much more familiar today, the whirling dervishes did not grow after the closure of the dervish lodge in 1925, and the whirling dervishes came only from Afyon Mevlevihane when it was turned into a museum in the 1950s.

Dario Moreno, who set foot in Hollywood in the 1950s and shared the movie set with Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Laurent, is the singer Aydın Germencik who caught the name of the stage name in the world.

The oldest medicine and pharmacy book in the world to date was also written in Adana. This book belongs to Dioscorides, who worked as a physician in Anavarza, an important city of Çukurova, exactly 2000 years ago.

One volume of this book called Materia Medika, written in three volumes, mentions mines, one skin from bird and animal meat, and the other skin about medicines derived from plants and flowers. Moreover, some formulas written in the book are still used by local villagers as remedies.









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