Tag Archives: Eastern Turkey

A Lake Ferry Crossing to The Kurdish City of Diyarbakir

Today was the last day, last city and last night in Eastern Turkey; ending in Diyabakir before flying back to Istanbul and then home. The group left Hotel Euphrat early for the 3-1/2 hour ride to Diyabakir. Bus sights this

Nemrut Dagis’ Western Terrace at Sunset: Heads of Deities Built by Antiochus I

The unique mountain top shrine of Nemrut Dagi was known before 1881 only to local herders before being discovered by a geologist. Archaeological excavations took place in 1953 by the American School of Oriental Research. They conducted surveys of the

Nemrut Dagi Eastern Terrace: The Astounding Heads Built by Antiochus I

It was finally time for the long awaited drive to Nemrut Dagi to visit the summit at sunset when the vast stone heads on the Western Terrace turn a golden color. If you prefer to get up before “the crack

A Walk Up to Arsameia in The Nemrut Dagi Area

It was much too hot for ex-Marine and I to even think of joining a group hike up to a local village this morning, even at 10:00a. Lunch at Hotel Euphrat would be served at 1:30p, and then we’ll leave

The Roman-Built Cendere Bridge

From Karakus Tumulus to the impressive Cendere Bridge, built by the Romans in the 2nd century A.D. in honor of Emperor Septimius Severus, his wife, Julia Domna, sons Caracalla and Geta. (All this information is on a stele.) Caracalla killed

Karakus Tumulus Belonged to The Commagene Empire

Travel is Travels With Sheila’s education. For example – What is a tumulus? An artificial mound over a grave, barrow. Out of the bus parking lot where the first sight was an eagle on top of a column at the