• Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia

    “In a spectacular landscape, entirely sculpted by erosion, the Göreme valley and its surroundings contain rock-hewn sanctuaries that provide unique evidence of Byzantine art in the post-Iconoclastic period. Dwellings, troglodyte villages and underground towns – the remains of a traditional human habitat dating back to the 4th century – can also be seen there.” (www.unesco.org)

    The Goreme National Park (Open Air Museum) and the rock sites of Cappadocia were classified by the UNESCO in.. Read More »

  • The Ancient Hittite Capital of Hattusha

    Classified as a World Heritage site in 1986, the archaeological site of Hattusha shows the remains of a city that had widespread influence in Anatolia and northern Syria in the 2nd millennium B.C. It is remarkable for its urban organization and the types of construction that have been preserved, especially its temples and fortifications. The nearby site of Yazilikaya, with its ensemble of religious rock art, is included in the UNESCO classification.

    The Hittite capital between 1375-1200 BC, H.. Read More »

  • The Historic Center of Istanbul

    Brief Overview:
    Situated strategically between Europe and Asia, and between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, Istanbul has been associated with major political, religious and artistic events for over two milenniums. As capital of both the Roman Empire of the East from its foundation until 1453, and of the Ottoman Empire from 1453 until 1922, it contains the main architectural works of both civilizations. The old city center corresponds to the ancient Byzantion/ Constantinople/ Istanbul, whic.. Read More »