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Frescoes in the Church of St. Nicholas at Myra

Myra is an ancient town in Lycia, where the small town of Kale (Demre) is situated today in present day Antalya Province of Turkey. Saint Nicholas of Myra lived here. We know him today as Santa Claus.

Faces of Myra

Faces of Myra, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.blogspot.com.

Mysterious face sculptures of Myra: Ancient theater masks carved on hundreds of stone blocks on pebbles at Myra. Each of them represent different faces and expressions. Myra is an ancient town in Lycia, where the small town of Kale (Demre) is situated today in Antalya Province of Turkey. Saint Nicholas of Myra lived here. We know him today as Santa Claus.

Myra

Myra, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.blogspot.com.

Myra is an ancient town in Lycia, where the small town of Kale (Demre) is situated today in Antalya Province of Turkey. According to Strabo Myra was one of the largest towns of the Lycian alliance (168 BC - AD 43). Saint Nicholas of Myra lived here. We know him today as Santa Claus.

Faces of Myra

Faces of Myra, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.blogspot.com.

Mysterious face sculptures of Myra: Ancient theater masks carved on hundreds of stone blocks on pebbles at Myra. Each of them represent different faces and expressions. Myra is an ancient town in Lycia, where the small town of Kale (Demre) is situated today in Antalya Province of Turkey. Saint Nicholas of Myra lived here. We know him today as Santa Claus.

Letoon

Letoon, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.blogspot.com.

Photo: Ionic column capital at Letoon.

Faces of Myra

Faces of Myra, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.blogspot.com.

Mysterious face sculptures of Myra: Ancient theater masks carved on hundreds of stone blocks on pebbles at Myra. Each of them represent different faces and expressions. Myra is an ancient town in Lycia, where the small town of Kale (Demre) is situated today in Antalya Province of Turkey. Saint Nicholas of Myra lived here. We know him today as Santa Claus.

Limyra, an Ancient Lycian City

Guards of Limyra, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.blogspot.com.

Limyra was a Lycian city on the southern coast of Asia Minor, on the Limyrus River, and twenty stadia from the mouth of that river.

Arykanda, an Ancient Lycian City

Arycanda, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.blogspot.com.

Arykanda (Arycanda) is an ancient Lycian city, built upon five large terraces ascending a mountain slope, located near the small village of Aykiriçay, on the Elmalı-Finike road in Antalya province in south western Turkey.

Sagalassos

Sagalassos, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.blogspot.com.

Sagalassos is an archaeological site in southwestern Turkey, about 100 km north of Antalya, and 30 km from Burdur and Isparta. The ancient ruins of Sagalassos are 7 km from Ağlasun in the province of Burdur, on Mount Akdağ, in the Western Toros mountain range, at an altitude of 1450-1700 metres. 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 Turkish Lakes Region. Already during the Hellenistic period, it had been one of the major Pisidian towns. Sagalassos was one of the wealthiest cities in Pisidia when Alexander the Great conquered it in 333 BCE on his way to Persia.

The Hittite - Book Review

Ben Bova brings us an exciting new take on the timeless legend of Troy. This is the tale of Lukka, the Hittite soldier who traveled across Greece in search of the vicious slave traders who kidnapped his wife and sons. He tracks them all the way to war-torn Troy, where he proves himself a warrior to rank with noble Hector and swift Achilles. Lukka is the man who builds the Trojan horse for crafty Odysseus, who topples the walls of Jericho for the Israelites, and who steals the beautiful Helen the legendary face that launched a thousand ships from her husband Menaleus, fighting his way across half the known world to bring her safely to Egypt.

More: The Hittite » Barnes & Noble.com

Luwians: Lost Civilization of Anatolia

Sultanhani Stele, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.blogspot.com.

Sultanhani Monument at Ankara Museum

Hittite monument with hieroglyphic inscription. The importance of this stele comes from the inscription written in Luwian language but Hittite hieroglyphs, instead of cuneiform script. It is easier to talk about Luwian Language as a lingua franca. But it is hard to talk about Luwian people. However since there was a Luwian Language, there must be Luwians too.

Elaiussa Sebaste

Elaiussa Sebaste, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.blogspot.com.Archaeological excavations of the theater and the monumental area by Sapienza University of Rome at Mersin, Turkey. Scavi archeologici del teatro e dell area monumentale. Universita Degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza". Mersin, Turchia.