The modest ruins of the ancient city of Aureliane are a serious challenge, both for travelers and for the lovers of historical puzzles. To reach Aureliane, travelers must turn off the main route that runs in an arc around the Gulf of Edremit, and find Büyükdere village near the town of Havran, concealed among a tangle of narrow rural paths.
Turkish Archaeological News collects the most important, interesting and inspiring news from Turkish excavation sites. Here's the review for August 2016. Have we missed anything? Let us know by using Contact tab!
Turkish Archaeological News collects the most important, interesting and inspiring news from Turkish excavation sites. Here's the review for July 2016. Have we missed anything? Let us know by using Contact tab!
The ruins of the ancient city of Sillyon, located near Antalya, constitute an important proof that one should not delay visiting the historical monuments. You never know if in a few years they will still exist, undamaged by the passage of time. In the case of Sillyon, the serious damage to ancient buildings was caused by a landslide in 1969. The preserved remains of the city are located on a hill rising to a height of 210 meters above the alluvial plain formed by the river Aksu, in ancient times known as Kestros. Even from a distance you can see the outlines of fortifications, which could not by conquested even by Alexander the Great.
The ancient site of Limyra lies 6 km inland from the sea. Limyra (gr. Λιμύρα) was a small city in Lycia, on the Limyrus River. It was a prosperous settlement, and one of the oldest cities in the region of Lycia.