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ISTANBUL IN COMING TOURS

DID YOU KNOW - DO YOU KNOW


 

Did you know?
Istanbul is the only city in the world located on two continents, Europe and Asia. In its thousands of years of history, it has been the capital of three great empires - Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman.


Did you know?
The world’s oldest known settlement is in Catalhoyuk in central Anatolia, Turkey, and dates back to 6,500 BC.


Did you know?
St Nicolas – the original Santa Claus – was born in Patara in Turkey and has a church dedicated to him in Demre.


Did you know?
The Virgin Mary spent her last days in Selcuk near the ancient city of Ephesus.


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Leonardo da Vinci drew designs for a bridge over the Bosphorus, the strait that flows through Europe and Asia. It was never built.


Did you know?
Julius Caesar proclaimed his celebrated words “Veni. Vedi, Veci” (I came, I saw, I conquered) in Turkey when he defeated Pontus, a formidable Kingdom in the Black Sea Region of Turkey.


Did you know?
Aesop – famous for his fables and parables – was born in Anatolia.


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The Turks introduced coffee to Europe when the retreating Ottoman army abandoned sacks of it at the gates of Vienna.


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Homer was born in Izmir on the west coast of Turkey and he depicted Troy, which is north of Izmir, in his Epic the Iliad.


Did you know?
The Smallpox vaccination was introduced to England and Europe from Turkey by Lady Montague in the early 19th century (after Turkish physicians saved her son’s life).


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Part of Turkey’s south western shore was a wedding gift from Mark Antony to Cleopatra.


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The famous Trojan Wars took place in western Turkey, around the site where a wooden statue of the Trojan horse has been erected today.


Did you know?
Florence Nightingale practised her nursing skills in a hospital in what was then Scutari and now known as Uskudar, a suburb of Istanbul.


Did you know?
The word ‘Yogurt’ comes from Turkish, which is appropriate since the Turks eat it with everything.


Did you know?
Two of the world's seven wonders are located in Turkey; The Temple of Artemis and The Halicarnassus Mausoleum.


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The word "turquoise" comes from "Turk" meaning Turkish, and was derived from the beautiful colour of the Mediterranean Sea on the southern Turkish coast.


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The first coins ever minted were done so at Sardis, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lycia, at the end of the seventh century B.C.


Did you know?
According to the Legend of Great Flood, after the withdrawal of the waters, Noah's Ark landed on Mount Ararat in eastern Anatolia.


Did you know?
Anatolia is the birthplace of many historical figures such as the Phrygian King Midas, the father of history Herodotus and St Paul.


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One of the first most accurate world maps were drawn by the well-known Turkish cartographer and navigator Piri Reis in 1513.


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The Turks first gave the Dutch their famous tulips that started the craze for the flower in England and the Netherlands. Bulbs brought to Vienna from Istanbul in the 1500s were so intensely popular that by 1634 in Holland it was called "tulipmania". People invested money in tulips as they do in stocks today. This period of elegance and amusement in 17th century Turkey is referred to as "The Tulip Age."


Did you know?
The seven churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation are all found in Turkey: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.


Did you know?
The most valuable silk carpet in the world is in the Mevlana Museum in Konya, Turkey. Marco Polo's journeys in the thirteenth centuries took him here, and he remarked that the "best and handsomest of rugs" were to be found in Turkey.


Did you know?
The first man ever to fly was Turkish. Using two wings, Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi
flew from the Galata Tower over the Bosphorus to land in Uskudar in the 17th century

 

Did you know?
The land of the ancient Asia Minor or Anatolia is today's Turkey.


Did you know?
Although Turkey is predominantly an Islamic country, it is a secular, democratic republic and people have freedom of religion and belief.


Did you know?
Turkey is an extension and homeland of many great civilizations of the world heritage, such as Hattians, Hittites, Phrygians, Urartians, Lydians, Ionians, Carians, Lycians, Persians, Hellenistic people, Romans, Seljuks, Ottomans and finally the people of the modern republic.

Did you know?
The Neolithic culture had its origin in Turkey and the peoples of Anatolia played a leading part in the Neolithic Revolution.


Did you know?
The first recorded international treaty in the world was the Treaty of Kadesh between the Hittite and Egyptian Empires, Hattusilis III and Ramses II, in 1284 BC.


Did you know?
Homer's birthplace Izmir (Smyrna) and his mythological city Troy are located in Anatolia.

The world's first beauty contest was held on Mount Ida (Kaz Dagi). The contestants were Aphrodite, Hera and Athena under the judgment of Paris.


Did you know?
Many city names in different parts of the world such as Philadelphia, Paris, Antioch, Troy or the continental name "Europe" originate in Anatolia


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The oldest known shipwreck on earth was excavated by a team headed by Don Frey in Ulu Burun near Kas.


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In 640 BC, for the first time in history, coins made of electrum (a natural mixture of gold and silver) were used by the Lydians in Sardis (Sart). They used coins to facilitate and regulate commerce.


Did you know?
The Persian Royal Road of the 6C BC ran from Sardis, western Anatolia, to Susa.


Did you know?
King Midas was an Anatolian.


Did you know?
Alexander the Great cut the Gordian knot near Ankara.


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Alexander's tutor, Aristotle, virtually invented the life sciences while he stayed in Assos (Behramkale) for three years.


Did you know?
Between 7 and 5C BC, Miletus was the home of Thales (one of the Seven Sages), of Anaximander and Anaximenes (natural philosophers), Hippodamus (philosopher and the earliest town planner) and Hecataeus (geographer).


Did you know?
Historian Herodotus, physician Galen, mathematician Apollonius, philosophers Anaxagoras, Scopelianus, Cleanthes and many more were all Anatolians.


Did you know?
Two of the Seven Wonders of the World stood in Anatolia: the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. The others are the Pyramids of Egypt, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Colossus of Rhodes and, the Pharos of Alexandria


Did you know?
The words of Julius Caesar "Veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered)" were said in Amasya, east of Ankara when he went to Anatolia in 47 BC.


Did you know?
When the Egyptians prohibited the export of papyrus, the King of Pergamum ordered that a new material be found. The new discovery was "parchment", a fine material from sheep or goat skin, which is highly polished with pumice stone and slit into sheets. The name, Pergamum, has been perpetuated and seen as synonymous with the word "parchment".


Did you know?
Anatolia was the first major stronghold of Christianity.


Did you know?
The Garden of Eden in the Book of Genesis was said to be watered by a river which separated into four streams as it left the garden; two of them the Tigris (Dicle) and Euphrates (Firat) rise in the mountains of eastern Turkey.


Did you know?
Mount Ararat (Agri Dagi) is in Anatolia. According to tradition, Ararat is the place where Noah's Ark landed. Ararat is the Hebrew form for Urartu, the Assyrian name for a kingdom that existed in the region from the 11C to the 7C BC.


Did you know?
St. Paul was born in Tarsus (southern Turkey). He undertook most of his missionary journeys and wrote most of his biblical epistles to early Christians in Anatolia.


Did you know?
St. Nicholas, known as Santa Claus today was born and lived as bishop of Myra in Demre. According to legend, he secretly bestowed dowries upon the daughters of a poor citizen. This originated the custom of giving presents on the eve of the feast of St. Nicholas, a tradition later transferred to Christmas Day.


Did you know?
The Seven Churches of Asia mentioned in the Revelation of John are all located in Anatolia; Ephesus (Efes), Smyrna (Izmir), Laodicea ad Lycum (Denizli, Goncali), Sardis (Sart), Pergamum (Bergama), Philadelphia (Alasehir) and Thyatira (Akhisar).


Did you know?
All of the 7 Ecumenical Councils which are accepted by both the Orthodox and the Catholic Churches were held in Anatolia.


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Istanbul houses the Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate in Fener and the Armenian Patriarchate in Kumkapi.


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For the first time in history, Seljuks created state insurance for the losses of tradesmen.


Did you know?
Tulips were introduced to Holland from Anatolia by Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, He was ambassador of Charles V to Suleyman the Magnificent in 1554.


Did you know?
The first man ever to fly was Turkish. Using two wings Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi flew from the Galata Tower over the Bosphorus to land in Uskudar in the 17C


Did you know?
Indo-European languages derive from Anatolia not the Russian Plains.


Did you know?
Many words in English language such as angora, bulgur, byzantine, caique, divan, kiosk, mausoleum, meander, parchment, sherbet, turban, turquoise and yoghurt derive from Anatolia.


Did you know?
Turkish women were far ahead of many European women when they obtained the right to vote at municipal level in 1930.


Did you know?
The number of species of flowers in Turkey is approximately 9,000, of which 3,000 are endemic. In Europe for instance there are 11,500 species.

Did you know?
Turkey is one of only 8 countries in the world which consistently produces surplus food and cattle for export.

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