Gallipoli Peninsula and the Troad

ASLAN Izabela Sobota-Miszczak
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 Gallipoli Peninsula and the Troad. TAN Travel Guide has been prepared for the travellers who intend to spend active holidays exploring the northwestern part of Turkey, especially the Gallipoli Peninsula and the Troad. If you want not only to relax and sunbathe, but also to visit some historical buildings and archaeological sites, this is the book for you. It will help you to get acquainted with the most important information about Turkey and its northwestern part, to plan the entire trip and to select the places worth seeing. History lovers will be able to use it to locate rarely visited ruins of ancient cities, the seekers of beautiful landscapes will find tips on the most attractive viewpoints and the gourmets will get numerous suggestions for the best restaurants in the region.The guidebook is divided into four main sections, organized geographically.  They represent, respectively, the areas of the Gallipoli Peninsula, the Northern Troad, the Southern Troad, and the Turkish islands in the Aegean Sea. In each section, you will find in-depth descriptions of main cities, smaller towns, historical sites, and natural treasures located in the area. The descriptions these places provide their exact location, and, where it is essential, the opening hours, ticket prices, and other practical information.  In the case of the cities, there are the sections outlining the accommodation options, including hotels and campsites, as well as restaurants, shops and malls, and the issues related to public transport. These places are also represented on maps and plans.In addition to the main sections, the guidebook includes additional chapters, collected in the Appendices section. They are devoted to the most important issues related to travelling to Turkey. You will find out what you need to do before visiting the country, learn the main facts concerning its inhabitants, the geography, and cuisine. You will find advice on souvenirs and methods of payment as well as weather information. There are also chapters devoted to the history of Greek settlements in this area and the Battle of Gallipoli. The final part of this guidebook is a bibliography that provides suggestions for further reading about the Troad and the Gallipoli Peninsula.The second edition of this guidebook has been thoroughly revised and updated, including ticket prices and opening hours for 2019. Relevant information concerning renovations and reopenings has also been added. Moreover, this edition presents the newly opened Troy Museum and its fabulous collections.
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Izabela Miszczak is the editor of TurkishArchaeoNews.net website devoted to the cultural heritage of Asia Minor. She holds a Master diploma in social sciences, with the specialization in the sociology of culture. She has authored publications in the area of political studies and social science. She has also written several travel guides in Polish and English, and edits TurcjaWSandalach.pl portal for independent travelers. She lives in Poland with her husband, two kids, and two dogs.

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ASLAN Izabela Sobota-Miszczak
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Published on
Feb 4, 2019
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320
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9788395313004
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English
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For centuries, the inlet called the Golden Horn and the city on the hills overlooking it were situated in the middle of the known world. To the south, through the Dardanelles and the Aegean Sea, lay the Mediterranean, around which the Greek, Roman, Persian, and Arab worlds revolved. To the north, through the Bosporus, lay the Black Sea, with its Russian and eastern European coastline. And across the narrow Bosporus was Asia Minor, bridge to the Orient. Because of its strategic location, the city on the Golden Horn was coveted by a succession of different peoples. But even though it frequently was under siege, even though control of it often changed hands, and even though, indeed, it was conquered and leveled more than once, the city proved to be virtually immortal.

Founded nearly twenty-seven centuries ago as the Greek colony of Byzantium, the city was harassed by the barbaric Thracians, attacked by the Persians, vied for by the Athenians and Spartans. Weakened and dispirited, its citizens finally were forced to seek the protection of Rome, and the city became little more than a Roman outpost. Then, in the fourth century, the Roman Emperor Constantine I decided to build his capital on the site. It was in the new city of Constantinople that ancient Greco-Roman culture was married to Eastern Orthodox Christianity and that Western civilization became Christian civilization. As the center of the vast Byzantine Empire, the city was one of the richest and most important on earth. But because of its wealth, it was sacked by the Crusaders in 1204. And because of its strategic location, it was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in 1453.

Since then, as the city of Istanbul, it has remained an international metropolis, a city of East and West, a city whose great paintings, mosaics, statuary, and architecture reflect the many cultures that have been centered there and the many ages the city has survived. Here is its story.
Reveals Gobekli Tepe as a center of civilizing knowledge for the ancient world

• Details how symbolic elements at Gobekli Tepe link a pre-Vedic cult in India to cosmological myths and traditions in Africa, Egypt, Tibet, and China

• Discusses how carved animal images at Gobekli Tepe relate to stages of creation and provide an archaic foundation for symbolic written language

• Defines how classical elements of ancient Egyptian myth and religion characterize an archaic cosmological tradition that links ancestrally back to Gobekli Tepe

How could multiple ancient cultures, spanning both years and geography, have strikingly similar creation myths and cosmologies? Why do the Dogon of Africa and the civilizations of ancient Egypt, India, Tibet, and China share sacred words and symbols? Revealing the existence of a long-forgotten primal culture and the world’s first center of higher learning, Laird Scranton shows how the sophisticated complex at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey is the definitive point of origin from which all the great civilizations of the past inherited their cosmology, esoteric teachings, and civilizing skills, such as agriculture, metallurgy, and stone masonry, fully developed.

Scranton explains how the carved images on Gobekli Tepe’s stone pillars were the precursors to the sacred symbols of the Dogon, Egyptians, Tibetans, and Chinese as well as the matriarchal Sakti cult of ancient Iran and India. He identifies Gobekli Tepe as a remote mountain sanctuary of higher knowledge alluded to in Sakti myth, named like an important temple in Egypt, and defined in ancient Buddhist tradition as Vulture Peak. Scranton reveals how Gobekli Tepe’s enigmatic “H” carvings and animal symbolism, symbolic of stages of creation, was presented as a kind of prototype of written language accessible to the hunter-gathers who inhabited the region. He shows how the myths and deities of many ancient cultures are connected linguistically, extending even to the name of Gobekli Tepe and the Egyptian concept of Zep Tepi, the mythical age of the “First Time.”

Identifying Gobekli Tepe not only as the first university but also as the first temple, perhaps built as a civilizing exercise, Scranton definitively places this enigmatic archaeological site at the point of origin of civilization, religion, and ancient science.
Antalya, Side and Alanya: TAN Travel Guide has been prepared for the travellers who intend to spend active holidays on the Turkish Riviera. If you want not only to relax and sunbathe, but also to visit some interesting places and archaeological sites, this is the book for you. It will help you to get acquainted with the most important information about Turkey and its southern coast, to plan the entire trip and to select the places worth seeing. History lovers will be able to use it to locate rarely visited ruins of ancient cities, the seekers of beautiful landscapes will find tips on the most attractive viewpoints, and the gourmets will get numerous suggestions for the best restaurants in the region.

The travel guide is divided into three main sections, organised geographically - from the western to the eastern section of the Turkish Riviera. They represent, respectively, the areas around Antalya, Side, and Alanya, that is the cities that are the most popular among travellers and holidaymakers. In each section, you will find an in-depth description of the main towns, historic sites and natural treasures located in the area. These sites have also been marked on specially prepared maps of the three regions.

The chapters devoted to particular cities and towns include historical background, practical information about accommodation, restaurants, shops and services, as well as the descriptions of the most important monuments, museums, and other tourist attractions. There are also transportation tips concerning both public transport and car routes. Sightseeing will be much easier with detailed plans and suggested walking routes. As this travel guide is in the form of an electronic book, an interactive table of contents should prove to be of a great convenience while reading, so that you can find the answer to any question immediately. Moreover, in all chapters, you will find many active links that help you quickly move to specific parts of the book, without tedious leafing through it.

About TAN:

TAN stands for Turkish Archaeological News (http://turkisharchaeonews.net), a website that was created in 2013 with the aim of providing news about the latest archaeological discoveries in Turkey and neighbouring regions. The project has been developed into a travel portal, dedicated to history buffs who happen to visit Turkey, searching for historical buildings, ancient ruins and fascinating museums. TAN website publishes texts about such places as well as news concerning archaeological excavations and discoveries. All our texts are illustrated with the original photos that TAN editorial team has taken during our travels around Turkey. We have been visiting this beautiful country regularly since 2004, and the website, as well as TAN Travel Guides, are the reflection of our ongoing fascination with Asia Minor.
Around Ephesus and Kuşadası. TAN Travel Guide has been prepared for the travelers who intend to spend active holidays on the Aegean coast of Turkey, especially in the region of Kuşadası, Selçuk, Didim, and Özdere. If you want not only to relax and sunbathe, but also to visit some interesting places and archaeological sites, this is the book for you. It will help you to get acquainted with the most important information about Turkey and its Aegean coast, to plan the entire trip and to select the places worth seeing. History lovers will be able to use it to locate rarely visited ruins of ancient cities, the seekers of beautiful landscapes will find tips on the most attractive viewpoints, and the gourmets will get numerous suggestions for the best restaurants in the region.

The guidebook is divided into four main sections, organized geographically - from the north to the south. They represent, respectively, the areas around Özdere, Selçuk, Kuşadası, and Didim, that is the cities that are most popular among travelers and holidaymakers. In each section, you will find in-depth descriptions of main towns, historic sites and natural treasures located in the area. The description of each of these places contains its exact location, and, where it is essential, the opening hours, ticket prices and other practical information. In the case of cities, an important element of this guide are the sections outlining accommodation options, including hotels and campsites, as well as restaurants, shops and malls, and the issues related to public transport. These places have also been marked on specially prepared maps of four regions.

About TAN

TAN stands for Turkish Archaeological News (http://turkisharchaeonews.net/), a website that was created in 2013 with the aim of providing news about the latest archaeological discoveries in Turkey and neighbouring regions. The project has been developed into a travel portal, dedicated to history buffs who happen to visit Turkey, searching for historical buildings, ancient ruins and fascinating museums. TAN website publishes texts about such places as well as news concerning archaeological excavations and discoveries. All our texts are illustrated with original photos that TAN editorial team has taken during our travels around Turkey. We have been visiting this beautiful country regularly since 2004, and the website, as well as TAN Travel Guides, are the reflection of our ongoing fascination with Asia Minor.
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