Kurban Bayrami Part 3: Izmir

The second half of my vacation during Kurban Bayrami was spent primarily in Izmir, (formerly the ancient city of Smyrna, famous among other things for being the birthplace of Homer... but more on that later). See parts 1 and 2 of my vacation here and here. Izmir is the 3rd largest city in Turkey (population-wise), … Continue reading Kurban Bayrami Part 3: Izmir

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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