Bafra, a little town to the west of Samsun is famous for its tobacco, caviar and thermal springs. You can see a 13th century Turkish Bath (Hamam), a mosque-mausoleum-medresse complex from the 15th century, the Paphlagorian Rock Tombs and the ruins of Asar Fortress. Lake Simenik at Terme is a birds paradise. Samsun has a long history and its myths go back even longer. SAMSUN, 4-7 JULY 2011 According to ancient myths the delta east of Samsun was the land of the FINAL MEETING Amazons. The geographer Strabo (64 BC-21 AD) describes the Amazons as a people of female warriors. In order to shoot easily with bow and arrow theyDear guests, had one of their breast removed. Amazon is derived from the old Greek and means without breasts. The Amazons used men from neighboring peoples to Welcome to Samsun. Let me give you some information about this reproduce themselves and male children were sent to neighboring peoples. The myths situate the period of the Amazons about 1200 BC.beautiful city. Samsun is the largest city on the Black Sea coast and it is a major Greek colonists settled in the 6th century BC and established a flourishing trade with the people of the interior of Asia Minor. In the 3rdcommercial port and an industrial city. It is an ancient city which has beentotally modernized and has all the traits of a commercial port. The city, with century BC Samsun came under the rule of the expanding Kingdom of Pontus. Initially the Kingdom of Pontus had been a part of the empire of Alexander thethe name Amissos in ancient times, is the port where products of the whole Great that broke up soon after his death in the 4th century BC.region are exported and it hosts the annual Samsun Trade and Industry Fair. The Romans took over in 47 BC and were replaced by the Byzantines. Samsun found itself at the center of the Turkish War of Independenceon May 19,1919, when Ataturk landed here to organise the defence of The town was captured by the Seljuks (around 1200 AD) and later becameAnatolia. The extraordinary equestrian statue of Ataturk at the city park part of a Turkish principality. The region was taken by the Ottomans in the first part of the 15th century.stands as a memorial of that day. At the Ataturk Museum, there are manymemorial objects from the Turkish War of Independence. Here, on 19 May 1919, a man stepped ashore who would create a Turkish state, change a society and even alter a language; this great man was In the other museum of the city, the Archaeological and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.Ethnographical Museum, there are many findings from the environs andancient Samsun (Amissos), especially of importance are the artifacts andjewelry. At Ikiztepe, there was a significant excavation. An archaeological site CONTACT at; V.Bahar ZENGINfrom the Early Bronze Age was found there. 0090 505 395 98 37 The coordinator of Adher Project Atakum HEM-Samsun email@example.com
1. ATAKUM ADULT EDUCATION CENTRE 4.07.2011Arrival at the airport – to the Hotel (Dinner at Amisos Hill) 5.07.2011 09:00 Breakfast at the Hotel Atakum Adult Education Centre was founded in 2008 in Samsun. It is 09.40 Transfer to the meeting place a non-formal educational institution that provides the people who are in or 10.00 Start of Meeting out of formal education with life long learning opportunities in order to 13.00 Lunch at Deniz Cafe contribute to their cultural, social and economical development in relation to 14.30 City Tour with guide their interests, competences and skills. There are a great number and variety of courses and classes covered by some educational programmes such as; -Samsun Bandirma Boat Museum (1) - Basic Education - Gazi Museum- Ataturk Monument(2) - Academic Education -Kurtulus Road (3) - Vocational and Technical Education -Amazon Village(4) - Arts -Archeology and Etnography Museum(5) - General Knowledge and Citizenship Education - House Management & Parenting and Family Education 20.00 Dinner at Acem Tekkesi-back to hotel - Social Services Education - Education for Health 6.07.2011 - Handcrafts 2. SAMSUN BANDIRMA BOAT MUSEUM 07:00 Breakfast at the Hotel Bandirma Boat, 08.00 Sinop(the city next to Samsun) tour with guide which fulfilled a very 11.00 Hamsilos Bay-Akliman-Gerze significant role on the way to independent Turkish 13.00 Lunch at Sinop Repuplic, has taken its unique place in the history 14.30 City Tour in Sinop by taking great saviour 19.30 Dinner at Toptepe Mese Tesisleri Mustafa Kemal ATATURK, as the 9 th army commander, 21:30 Back to the Hotel and his 18 friends to 7.07.2011 Leave to the Airport & Farewell
Samsun. The Bandirma Boat was built as a passenger and cargo ship in 1878 in 4. BIG MOSQUEScotland under the name of “Torocaderto” and was operated for 5 years by a Known as "Ulu Camii, Hamidiyecompany. Camii, Valide Camii, it was costructed in 1884 by Haci Ali and was restorated by Bandirma Boat was used as a cargo vessel under the name of the mother of Sultan bdülaziz, one of“panderma” registered in Otoman Maritime administration, by a Grek the Ottoman Emperors. It is one of theshipowner from 1883 to 1910. During the World War I, Mustafa Kemal cultural heritages that is still on stand in ATATURK and his 18 friends on board from Istanbul arrived in Samsun on 19 Samsun.May 1919 by the Bandirma Boat. Bandirma Boat was out of service in 1925 and later it was dismantled. 5. HAMAM (TURKISH BATHS)A genuine model of The Bandirma Boat with its orginal sizes (47.70 m. – 6.83m. – 4.27 m.) was built by the Governorship of Samsun. Its environmental Samsun is a fascinating cityarrangement was realized by the Samsun Governorship, Samsun Metropol which is famous for its springs, TurkishMunicipality and finally The Bandirma Boat was opened to public visit as a baths and spa centres. Scientificmuseum ship on 19 May 2003 by the East park area. analysis have shown that the spring water is effective in the treatment of3. GAZI MUSEUM many illnesses such as; rheumatic pains, arthiritis, stiffening of the joints Gazi Museum is located on and hips, hernias, female complaints, the Mecidiye Avenue at the Kale severe pains, severe colitis, liver and district in the centre of Samsun. The gall stones and skin complaints. walls of this two-storey building were made of bricks. Lathwork was 6. AMISOS HILL used inside. Atatürk stayed for 6 days Samsun was founded as the colony Amisos in this building during his first arrival (alternative spelling Amisus, Eis Amison - meaning to Samsun on 19 May 1919. In that to amisos took the name Samsunta or Samsus) by time this building was known as settlers from Miletus in the 7th century BC. Amisos “Mintika Palace”. During the second Hill is a hill where you can see the modern and arrival of the Great Leader (20-24 historical view of Samsun together. You can enjoySeptember 1924), the subject building was presented to him as a gift of the the beautiful view of Samsun while drinkingSamsun people. The Great Leader also stayed in this building during his third Turkish tea prepared in SEMAVER. Amisos Hill was(16-18 September 1928) and his fourth (22-26 November 1930) visits to found by change by a treasure researcher. A familySamsun. After the transfer of the building to Ministry of Culture by the grave of a Phontus King and his treasure wasSamsun Municipality and than, after its restoration and rearranging for found on this hill.exhibition, it was opened to visitors on 8 November 1998.
7. ARCHEOLOGY and ETHNOGRAPHY MUSEUM MEETING AGENDA The construction of Archaeology The first part of the meeting with all participants& Ethnography Museum in the Fair areain Samsun began in 1976 and the - Presentation of Turkiye,Samsun-cultural heritages and Atakum HEM to all participantsmuseum was opened to visit on May19th, 1981. The museum consists of a The second part of the meeting with coordinatorscentral hall and two other symmetricalhalls. The mosaic being exhibited in the - Discussing on objectives of our Project that was written on the application formcentral hall was made in times of (general-specific objectives)Alexander Severus (AC 222-235), the Rome Emperor and was restored inByzantine Times at the end of AC 5th century. There are various mythological Expressing ideas about these questions and their answersscenes on mosaic base made symmetrically. There is a scene in the middlerelated to the Troia war including Akhilleus and Thetis; there are some - Could we achieve to finish our goals?portraits reflecting the seasons on the panels located on each four corner of - Which results did we gain and which ones didn’t we achieve? (photos,materials,booklet etc) Why?this scene; and Nereids and sea creatures are described in the rectangular - Opinions and general impressions about Project and resultspanels among the seasons. Other than these figured scenes, there is a scene - What can we do as last preparations for the final report ?on a rectangular panel describing a sacrifice. The remaining parts of the abovementioned mosaic are ornamented with geometrical and plant motifs. - Talking about EST(European Shared Treasure) - Discussing on writing final report - Defining and sharing responsibilities for the final report