Ancient Sites - Turkey, from Aya Sofya to Aspendos

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Visited: Early to Mid April

Following the coast between Istanbul and the Mediterranean Coast there are many ancient sites, the remnants of many different civilisations and kingdoms. Some of my favourites were the rock tombs at Myra, the scenically pretty Olimpos and the remarkable natural flames, the classic Greek architecture at Pergamum and the elevated site at Termessos
Istanbul (Aya Sofya and Blue Mosque)
Aya Sofya from outside Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Aya Sofia (S), Istanbul, Turkey, 22-Apr-99, E1002

Blue Mosque and Sultan Ahmet Park from outside Aya Sofya, Istanbul, Blue Mosque (S), Istanbul, Turkey, 22-Apr-99, E1001

  
Aegean Coast - The Greeks at Troy / Pergamum / Priene / Didyma / Euromos
Ramp to city of Troy II (23rd Ct BC), Troy (S), Aegean Coast, Turkey, 01-Apr-99, E891

Eastern walls of Homeric Troy (Troy VI) (16th Ct BC), Troy (S), Aegean Coast, Turkey, 01-Apr-99, E892

Sanctuary of Emperor Trajan and columns of N Hall (L) (2nd Ct AD), Pergamum (S), Aegean Coast, Turkey, 01-Apr-99, E893

Corinthian capitals below Temple of Emperor Trajan (2nd Ct AD), Pergamum (S), Aegean Coast, Turkey, 01-Apr-99, E895

Santuary and Temple of Emperor Trajan from NE (2nd Ct AD), Pergamum (S), Aegean Coast, Turkey, 01-Apr-99, E896

Ionian columns of Temple of Athena (3rd Ct BC), Priene (S), Aegean Coast, Turkey, 04-Apr-99, E902

Medusa head (4th Ct AD), Didyma (S), Aegean Coast, Turkey, 04-Apr-99, E903

Carved base of column at Temple of Apollo (4th Ct AD), Didyma (S), Aegean Coast, Turkey, 04-Apr-99, E904

Temple of Zeus at Euromos (2nd Ct AD), Euromos (S), Aegean Coast, Turkey, 04-Apr-99, E905

   
Mediterranean Coast - The Lycians at Kaunos / Xanthos / Myra / Olimpos
Lycian style rock tombs at Carian city of Kaunos (5th Ct BC) across River Dalyan, nr Dalyan, Kaunos (S), Mediterranean Coast, Turkey, 05-Apr-99, E906

Lycian Pillar Tombs at Xanthos (Capital of Ancient Lycia - 7th Ct BC), nr Fethiye, Xanthos (S), Mediterranean Coast, Turkey, 07-Apr-99, E911

Theatre and Lycian Pillar Tombs at Xanthos (Capital of Ancient Lycia - 7th Ct BC), nr Fethiye, Xanthos (S), Mediterranean Coast, Turkey, 07-Apr-99, E912

Rock Tombs at Myra (Ancient Lycia - 7th Ct BC), nr Finike, Myra (S), Mediterranean Coast, Turkey, 07-Apr-99, E914

Rock Tombs at Myra (Ancient Lycia - 7th Ct BC), nr Finike, Myra (S), Mediterranean Coast, Turkey, 07-Apr-99, E915

View along Olimpos Valley from acropolis at Olimpos (2nd Ct BC Lycian City), Olimpos (S), Bey Mtns NP, Mediterranean Coast, Turkey, 09-Apr-99, E935

Eternal Flames at Chimaera, Olimpos, Olimpos (S), Yanartaş / Chimaera (T), Bey Mtns NP, Mediterranean Coast, Turkey, 08-Apr-99, E932

Red Anenomes and view along Olimpos Valley from acropolis at Olimpos (2nd Ct BC Lycian City), Olimpos (S), Bey Mtns NP, Mediterranean Coast, Turkey, 09-Apr-99, E936

Mediterranean Coast - The Psidians at Termessos and The Pamphylians at Aspendos
Rock tombs nr Termessos (c5th Ct BC) car park, nr Antalya, Termessos (S), Around Termessos (T), Mediterranean Coast, Turkey, 14-Apr-99, E946

Roman Gymnasium and Baths at Termessos (2nd Ct AD), nr Antalya, Termessos (S), Around Termessos (T), Mediterranean Coast, Turkey, 14-Apr-99, E947

Roman Theatre at Termessos (2nd Ct AD), nr Antalya, Termessos (S), Around Termessos (T), Mediterranean Coast, Turkey, 14-Apr-99, E948

Roman Theatre at Aspendos (Ancient Pamphylia) and asphodels, E of Antalya, Aspendos (S), Mediterranean Coast, Turkey, 15-Apr-99, E952