Turkey is home to countless outstanding landmarks that even has a pivotal role for humanity. Though the geographical location of Turkey throughout history has changed there are still innumerable historical structures and places present. Just to give you a clue on how widespread the historical landmarks throughout Turkey are, I picked 3 from different parts of our country.
Göbekli Tepe – Şanlıurfa
Göbekli Tepe is an archeological site, and it has the importance of being one of the most important archeological discoveries as it is the oldest known historical structure dating back to between c. 9500 and 8000 BCE, in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic era. Göbekli Tepe is the most significant landmark Turkey is lucky to have inside its borders. Discovered in 1963 however the excavations did not start until 1995 by a German archeologist named Klaus Schmidt. Being in a well-preserved condition, the excavations are continuing today to resurface any part that remains.
Yerebatan Sarnıcı (Basilica Cistern) – Istanbul
Built during Byzantine times for the emperor Justinianus I, Yerebatan Sarnıcı is located near Hagia Sophia. According to records, cisterns are made to distribute the water collected through rain and waterways to the palaces and other buildings where the emperor resides. There are 336 columns in total inside Yerebatan Sarnıcı. One of the most important symbols of Yerebatan Sarnıcı is the blocks with Medusa heads. Turned into a museum and is used as a home for many events at the moment.
Sümela Manastırı (Sumela Monastry) – Trabzon
It is believed to be constructed around AD 386 and two Athenian monks named Barnabas and Sophronios are said to found it. Until the occupation of Trabzon by Russians, Sümela Monastery was visited by monks and pilgrimages from different religions all over the world. In 1930 due to a fire, wooden parts were destroyed and in years the monastery became unusable. The Monastery was under construction funded by the Turkish Government for 3 years and reopened to visitors in 2019.
These landmarks are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to world-changing and important landmarks located in Turkey. If you’d like to see and learn about the history of humanity and how was it like in the olden days, you should visit Turkey sometime to see the cradle of civilization. If you do not have the time or the finance to visit right now. You can still feel like you’re visiting Turkey. How is that possible, you might ask. By tasting the delicacies of course! All you need to do is to visit our snack boxes and get the one that best fits your needs. Among 13 boxes I am pretty sure you will find one that makes you feel like you’re actually in Turkey.
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