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Showing posts from July, 2010

Selimiye Mosque at Konya

Inside Selimiye Mosque of Ottoman Sultan Selim II at Konya.PHOTO:Selimiye Mosque of Ottoman Sultan Selim II at Konya by

Medieval Street Singers at Ankara Citadel

Birds' Haven

Birds on wetland of Nallihan dam lake on River Sakarya, for the last sip of water in summer.PHOTO:Birds' Haven by


When the sky above was not named,
And the earth beneath did not yet bear a name,
And Absû, the primeval wisdom of oceans, who begat them,
And chaos, Tiamat, the mother of them both,
Their waters were mingled together,
And no field was formed, no marsh was to be seen;
When of the gods none had been called into being.

Enûma Eliš - Babylonian creation mythPHOTO:Water by

Flamingo Style

Seljuq Architecture

Detail of polygonal dome kümbet of Seljuq architecture, continuation of the Turkish customs of Central Asia.PHOTO:Seljuq Architecture by

Sunset at Ancient Lycia

Photographing Seljuq Architecture

Ceramic Glaze in Seljuq Mosque

Ceramic glaze tiled niche in Seljuq Mosque Esrefoglu Camii in Beysehir, Turkey. With the end of the Seljuq Empire in the 14th century, the Ottoman Empire took over some of the traditions of the Seljuqs, especially in the early stages of İznik pottery.

Reading Bible in Aramaic Language

Reading of Bible, John, in Aramaic Language (Syriac), the language spoken by Jesus, after short introduction in Turkish in Mor Gabriel Monastery in Midyat, Mardin, Turkey.