The Anastasian Wall ( Turkish: Anastasius Suru) or the Long Walls of Thrace (Uzun Duvar) is an ancient, stone and turf fortification located 65 km west of Istanbul, Turkey built by the Byzantines during the late 5th century. Originally some 56 km long, it stretches from Evcik İskelesi at the Black Sea coast across the Thracian peninsula to the coast of the Sea of Marmara at 6 km west of Silivri (ancient Selymbria). The wall was part of an additional outer defense system for Constantinople, capital of the Eastern Roman Empire and probably continued in use until the 7th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anastasian Wall"
Ani, known to Romans as Abnicum, is a ruined capital of medieval Armenia, now situated in the Turkish province of Kars, immediately south of the Turko-Armenian frontier, at an altitude of 4390 ft.. It is located near the Arpaçay Brook (a branch of the Araks River ("Aras" in Turkish) that constitutes the border between Armenia and Turkey, but is within Turkish borders. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ani (Armenia)"
Aphrodisias was a town in Caria, now part of modern Turkey, about 230 km (142.5 miles) from Izmir. As its name implies, it was named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aphrodisias"
Çatalhöyük (also Çatal Höyük and Çatal Hüyük, or any of the three without accent marks -- Çatal is Turkish for 'fork' and Höyük is Turkish for "mound") was a very large Neolithic and Chalcolithic settlement in southern Anatolia, dating from around 7500 BC for the lowest layers. It is perhaps the largest and most sophisticated Neolithic site yet uncovered. ...more on Wikipedia about "Çatalhöyük"
Elaiussa Sebaste was an ancient Roman town located 55 km from Mersin in direction to Silifke in southern Turkey. Elaiussa, meaning olive, was founded in the 2nd century B.C. on a tiny island attached to the mainland by a narrow isthmus in Mediterranean Sea. ...more on Wikipedia about "Elaiussa Sebaste"
Ephesus ( Turkish: Efes, Greek: Έφεσσος; see also List of traditional Greek place names) was one of the great cities of the Ionian Greeks in Asia Minor, located in Lydia where the Cayster river flows into the Aegean Sea (in modern day Turkey). It was founded by colonists principally from Athens. The ruins of Ephesus are a major tourist attraction, especially for people travelling to Turkey by cruise ship via the port of Kusadasi. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ephesus"
Göbekli Tepe is an early Neolithic site in southeastern Turkey. ...more on Wikipedia about "Göbekli Tepe" Come again to www.shortopedia.com Archaeological_sites_in_Turkey
Gordium was the capital of ancient Phrygia, modern Yassihüyük. It is located about 70-80 km southwest of modern Ankara (capital of Turkey) near town Polatli. The ancient city is also called Gordiyon in Turkey. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gordium"
Harran, also known as Carrhae, is an archeological site in present day southeastern Turkey, 24 miles (39 kilometers) southeast of Sanli Urfa. In its prime, it controlled the point where the road from Damascus joins the highway between Nineveh and Carchemish. This location gave Harran strategic value from an early date. It is frequently mentioned in Assyrian inscriptions as early as the time of Tiglath-Pileser I, about 1100 BC, under the name Harranu, or "Road"( Akkadian harrānu, road, path, journey ). After the Shupiluliuma- Shattiwazza treaty, Harran was burned by a Hittite army under Piyashshili in the course of the conquest of Hanilgalbat. ...more on Wikipedia about "Harran"
Kaman-Kalehoyuk is a Bronze Age archaeological site in Turkey, around 100km south east of Ankara. Since 1986 it has been investigated by archaeologists from the Middle Eastern Culture Center in Japan. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kaman-Kalehoyuk"
Kerkenes (or Kerkenes Dag) is the largest pre-Hellenistic site from the Anatolian Plateau ( Turkey) – 7 km of strong stone defenses, pierced by seven gates, that enclose 2.5 square kilometers. It is located about 200 km east from Ankara(35.06E, 39.75N), between the towns of Yozgat (W) and Sorgun (E). The city was urban planed, in concordance with its short live, and its big measure. Allthought the Kerkenes' historical context keeps unclear, Phrygian remains have been founded. The achaeological survey shows that the city was burned, destroyed, and abbandoned. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kerkenes"
Kültepe ( ) is the name of the modern village near the ancient city of Kanes in central eastern Anatolia, also called Kârum Kanesh "merchant-colony city of Kanes" in Assyrian (rendered Karum Kaniş in Turkish). The nearest modern city is Kayseri, about 20km southwest. The city's name is often transliterated as "Kanesh" because of the way Hittite was recorded in cuneiform, but Kanes is more accurate. The name Kârum Kanesh refers to a portion of the city set aside by local officials for the early Assyrian merchants to use without paying taxes, as long as the goods remained inside the kârum. The term kârum means "port" in Akkadian, the lingua franca of the time. The city to which the kârum was attached was the first capital of the later Hittite Empire, called Nesa. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kültepe"
Laodicea on the Lycus was the ancient metropolis of Phrygia Pacatiana, built on the river Lycus, in the Roman province of Asia Minor near the modern city of Denizli, Turkey. ...more on Wikipedia about "Laodicea on the Lycus"
The Mausoleum of Maussollos, the Persian satrap of Caria, specifically in 351 BC, at Halicarnassus (present Bodrum, Turkey), was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mausoleum of Maussollos"
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Nevali Cori is an early Neolithic settlement in the upper Euphrates valley, eastern Turkey, around 490 m high. It is located near the steeply cut Kantara Cay, a tributary of the Euphrates. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nevali Cori"
Pergamon or Pergamum (modern day Bergama in Turkey) was an ancient Greek city, in northwestern Anatolia, 16 miles from the Aegean Sea, located on a promontory on the north side of the river Caicus (modern day Bakir), that became an important kingdom during the Hellenistic period, under the Attalid dynasty, 282- 129 BC. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pergamon"
Sagalassos is an archaeological site in southwestern Turkey, about 100 kilometers north of the modern city of Antalya, ancient Attaleia. In Roman Imperial times, the town was known as the 'first city of Pisidia', a region in the western Taurus mountains, currently known as the Lake District. Already during the Hellenistic period, it had been one of the major Pisidian towns. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sagalassos"
Selçuk is a small town in Turkey, 18 km northeast of Kusadasi, 3 km northeast of Ephesus. Its name comes from the Seljuk Turks settled in the region by the 12th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Selçuk"
The Sumela Monastery (Turkish: Sümela Manastırı) stands at the foot of a steep cliff facing the Altındere valley in the region of Maçka in Trabzon Province, Turkey. It is a major tourist attraction located in the Altındere National Park. It lies at an altitude of about 1200 metres overlooking much of the alpine scenery below. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sumela Monastery"
Troy ( Turkish: Truva, Greek Τροία Troia also Ἰλιον; Latin: Troia, Ilium) is a legendary city, scene of the Trojan War, part of which is described in Homer's Iliad, an epic poem in Ancient Greek, composed in the 8th or 7th century BC, but containing older material (Iliad means "epic of Ilion"). ...more on Wikipedia about "Troy"
Zincirli (also Zinjirli, Zenjirli, Senjirli; Turkish: Zincirli Höyük) is an archaeological site at the location of the ancient Hittite city of Sam'al. It is located in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of south-central Turkey. ...more on Wikipedia about "Zincirli" Everybody should like www.shortopedia.com
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