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The City Which Rises In Ottoman Empire

In the 18th century, with the battles lost, Ottoman Empire continued to lose reputation and power. In the begining of 19th century, industrialization in Europe fasten the downfall in Ottoman trade, and Ottoman Empire was unable to find the center to develop its industry. When the world was renewing and developping in industry, Ottoman economy […]

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Kemeralti in Ottoman Empire

Kemeralti in Ottoman Empire It’s impossible to seperate Kemeraltı from the history of Izmir. There have been lots of places which got famous during years of powerful empires but also there have been lots of places which lost their importance afterwards. Kemeraltı when it wasn’t known for its trade, ancient harbour cities like Ephesus, Miletos […]

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Ancient Times Smyrna

History Of Kemeralti

ANCIENT TIMES IN SMYRNA History Of Kemeralti,Kemeraltı Bazaar, no doubt, is the most mysterious and exciting place in Izmir. Kemeraltı Bazaar has a different air. Crowded, excited but always colorful …  Thanks to its strategic location, gaining the reputation the most important commerce center in Izmir, Kemeraltı is like a open air museum which has […]

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Artemis Route

As you may know Bozdağlar Mountains encompass a large geography that starts from the back of Kemalpaşa and stretch all the way to Turgutlu, Salihli, Alaşehir, Sarıgöl and Buldan by passing through the boroughs of Bayındır, Ödemiş and Kiraz. During the first age, the mountains were known as Tmolos. Its highest peak is named Bozdağ […]

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Izmir new route

Izmir New Route The İzmir Metropolitan Municipality has begun working with NGO’s to build a 350 kilometer road that will connect the 6 Ionian antique cities in Izmir. The municipality announced that it had begun working on a road that will connect Ephesus, Colophon, Lebedos, Teos, Klazomenai and Erythrai. The Ionian Road, which will have […]

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Karatas – Izmir – Synagogue Bet Israel

Synagouge Bet Israel at Karatas, Izmir Synagouge Bet Israel at Karatas ordered by the sultan İzmir is the only city where synagogues haven’t been closed for 500 years. One of the most important synagogues in the city is Beth Israel in Karataş. It is the most striking synagogue in the city with its architectural elements. […]

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Izmir village Metropolis

Izmir village Metropolis, Izmir village Metropolis,Torbalı, which is 45 kilometers from Izmir, is surrounded in the east by Bayındır and Tire, by Menderes in the west, by Selçuk in the south and Kemalpaşa in the north. The borough, which is located in the south of Izmir, is situated in the northwest of Küçük Menderes Basin. […]

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Lifetime at Roman and Hellenistic Period

The daily life and Nutrition In the Hellenistic and Roman times, people rose by sunshine and after doing their pray in the morning, they went to work. With layer of the sun, they returned home, ate and have been layers. Very few people were still asleep in bed after sunshine. For them, living mean being […]

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Human life

Human life During the Iron and the Bronze Ages, the average human life expectancy was at around 18 years. In Ancient Rome, until the year 100 BC the human lifespan was only 22 years. Life expectancy increased up to 33 during the Medieval Ages and to 34 during the 17th century. In the 19th century, […]

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Ottoman Bridges

Ottoman Bridges In our last issue, we wrote about the history of bridges with traces of Anatolian civilizations. This issue will be about Ottoman Bridges. After the Romans, it was the Ottoman masters who developed the art of bridge making in Anatolia. The Ottoman bridges are defined with their arcaded structures, and the high-arched bridges […]

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