Aphrodisias, Turkey - Tetrapylon gate in the ancient ruined city of Aphrodisias.

Tetrapylon gate in the ancient ruined city of Aphrodisias, Turkey (Asia). Note: A part of Turkey is in Southeast Europe.

Sagalassos fountain (Turkey, ca. 160-180 AD). Located roughly 110 km north of Antalya, the ruins of the city extend  2.5 km from west to east and 1.5 km from north to south. The excavations at Sagalassos are now among the largest archaeological projects in the Mediterranean. Sagalassos was a prosperous city for over 1000 years, from early Hellenistic times until it was struck by a devastating earthquake in the 7th century AD when the city was abandoned.

Sagalassos fountain (Turkey, ca. Located roughly 110 km north of Antalya, the ruins of the city extend km from west to east and km from north to south. The excavations at Sagalassos are now among the largest archaeological projects i

The grand Library of Celsus in the ancient Greek city of Ephesus.

The grand Library of Celsus in the ancient Greek city of Ephesus.

The ancient cities of Lycia on the Teke Peninsula of Turkey. Evidence of civilization and city building remains exist from the 14th century BC to the 1st century BC.     The "Lycian League", comprised of 23 cities, is the first known democratic federation in history.     Offshore, the Mediterranean Coast is ideal for sailing, island hopping, caving diving and open water scuba on the live reefs.    history quoted comes via whc.unesco.org

The ancient cities of Lycia on the Teke Peninsula of Turkey. Evidence of civilization and city building remains exist from the century BCE to the century BCE. The Lycian League, comprised of 23 cities, is the first known democratic federation in history.

The ancient Roman theatre of Philippopolis in the city center of Plovdiv (ancient Philippopolis), Bulgaria. According to a builders’ inscription, discovered on the frieze-architrave of the eastern proskenion, the construction of the theatre dates back to the time of Emperor Trajan (reigned 98–117 AD).

The ancient Roman theatre of Philippopolis in the city center of Plovdiv (ancient Philippopolis), Bulgaria. the construction of the theatre dates back to the time of Emperor Trajan (reigned AD).

The Library of Celsus in Ephesus, Turkey

Library of Celsus, Ephesus (Izmir Province, Turkey), AD 117 - tomb for Gaius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, governor of the province of Asia. Celsus had capacity of more than scrolls: third richest ancient library after Alexandria & Pergamum.

Afrodisias Antik Kenti in Aydın, Aydın

See 747 photos from 6174 visitors about historic sites, museums, and ruins. "Afrodisias is an amazing magnificient historical place that everybody has.

Ephesus (via Ancient Greece, Sparta, Troy)

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Marble paved street of Curetes in ancient town of Ephesus, Turkey. This was a very beautiful city. A tour guide is a must.

Ancient Lycian rock-cut tomb at ancient Caunos, near Dalyan, Turkey

*TURKEY ~ Ancient Lycian rock-cut tomb at ancient Caunos, near Dalyan,

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