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Kemeralti 1950

Kemeraltı is Changing The years 1950’s indicate a turning point both for Turkey and The Historical Kemeraltı Bazaar. Till these years you were able to find anything you would like from clothing to pharmacies, stationery to theatres, basically everything in Kemeraltı. The Bazaar which had served both to the rich and the poor as a […]

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Konak Centrum Kemeraltı Entrance

Republic Period

Kemeraltı in Republic Times – Regression Period Izmir has a specific importance in republic period, it is the one which started the Salvation War. Also politically it’s the city of the firsts. In the War of Independence it took all the attention. Before the foundation of the Republic, it was the place where the first […]

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19th century izmir square

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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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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ephesus city

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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odabasi bridge

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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odunpazari map

Odun Pazari

Houses in Odunpazarı bear the important characteristics of Turkish civil architecture. The living space of these houses is on the upper floor and the common areas are on the ground floor. Part of these houses are on the Unesco World Heritage List. As part of the “Preservation of Odunpazarı Houses”, the restoration of 300 houses […]

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