Did you know that

Did you know that….?
• Istanbul is the only city located on two continents, and Istanbul has been the capital of three empires such as  Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman.
• Julius Caesar expressed his famous words "Veni, Vidi, Vici" (I came, I saw, I conquered) in Turkey after defeating people team Pontus on the Black Sea area.
• The first man to fly without engine ever was a Turk. Using two wings flew Hezarfen Ahmet Çelebi from Galata Tower over the Bosphorus and landed in Üsküdar.
• The most valuable silk carpet finn in the Mevlana Museum in Konya, Turkey. Marco Polo's travels in 1300 century took him there and he pointed out that (the best and most beautiful carpets) are in Turkey.
• Göbekli Tepe / Sanliurfa is the oldest man-made place of worship as discovered and dated back to the years 7500-6000 BC
• The number of archaeological excavations are at least 150 pieces every year in Turkey.
• Amazons originated in Turkey's northeastern region.
• Anatolia is the site of the first known beauty contest, judged by Paris, with Aphrodite, Hera and Athena as leading participants. Bank No handled when the temple priests.
• The world's first known bank in the temple Sard Artemis Salihli / Manisa. No bank is then handled by the temple priests.
• The oldest known shipwreck in the world dug in Kas. The wreck is now exhibited in the Archaeological Museum in Bodrum.
• Aesop, famous for his fables and parables, was born in Anatolia.
• The first known University in history was in Harran, Southeast Anatolia.
• Homer was formerly in Izmir on the south coast of Turkey and he depicted Troy, north of Izmir as Homer called the Iliad.
• Vaccines against smallpox was brought to England and Europe from Turkey by Mrs. Montgue (after Turkish physicists saved her son's life).
• The part of the southern coast of Turkey was a wedding gift to Cleopatra by Mark Anthony.
• The famous Trojan War took place in western Turkey, and today a wooden horse pictured on the website.
• Alexander the Great conquered a large area of ​​today's Turkey.
• One of the seven wonders, Artemis temple was in Izmir (Ephesus), but today there are only ruins remain.
• One of the seven wonders; Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, as there are only ruins remained in Bodrum Muğla Province in southwestern Turkey.
• The word Turquoise "Turquoise" is French for Turkish, the ocean blue waters of southern South Coast.
• The first coins were made in Sardis, an ancient city in today's Izmir counted as the capital of the former richness of Lycia.
• Noah's Ark stranded on Mount Ağrı in eastern Anatolia after the great flood receded.
• Anatolia has been the birthplace of many historical figures, such as Midas, King of Phrygia.
• One of the clearest and most accurate world maps were designed by the well-known Turkish cartographer Piri Reis in 1600 - century.
• Tulips are not descended from Holland but on the Asia stäppar. The Turks gave the Dutch their first famous tulips that started the craze for flowers in England and Holland. It is a period of elegance and amusement for 18 hundredth the year called (Tulip era) in the Ottoman Empire.
• All seven churches in Revelation, found in Turkey, Ephesus, Izmir, Pergamon, Akhisar, Sardis and Laodicea Alaşehir of Lykos.
• The world's oldest settlements is located in Çatalhöyük,Çumra/Konyain Central off Anatolia back to 6500 BC dates
• Did you know that,St. Nicolas,known as Santa Claus,was born in Patara in Turkey and has a church named after his name  in Demre/Likya.
• Virgin Mary spent her last days in Selcuk, Izmir near the ancient city of Ephesus.
• Leonardo da Vinci designed a bridge that was designed for the Golden Horn in Istanbul, but the project never went through.
 

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