Bayram II- Bergama (Pergamum)

Kurban Bayrami 2014 Part 2. You can read part one, about my trip to Chios, here. For more on Izmir, click here. Most people who spend a decent amount of time touring Turkey make a point of visiting Ephesus (Efes), the ancient Biblical city, as I have. Though they are almost equidistant, far fewer people … Continue reading Bayram II- Bergama (Pergamum)

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Kurban Bayrami Part Two: Termessos

Our last full day in Antalya was spent at the nearby archaeological site of Termessos.  Here's that text transcribed, unless the image isn't clear [sic]: Termessos is one of the best preserved and most attractive archaeological sites in Turkey. Termessians referred to themselves in inscriptions as Solymiasa, native people of Pamphylia. Their language seems to … Continue reading Kurban Bayrami Part Two: Termessos