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Turkey presentation

  1. 1. COMENIUS PROGRAM Turkey / Salihli Italy / Giulianova
  2. 2. GEOTHERMAL ENERGY We visited the geothermal energy center in Kursunlu, 6 km outside Salihli. Most houses in Salihli use this energy to heat their houses.
  3. 3. There are 8 geothermal wells. 180 lt/sec hot water is pumped to the city center. All the water is cycled and heated again. About 13,000 buildings make use of geothermal energy and the municipality is planning to increase this number up to 20,000 residences.
  4. 4. The name means Holy City and its Turkish name means Cotton Castle
  5. 5. Pamukkale is a tourist attraction. Hierapolis-Pamukkale was made a World Heritage Site in 1988. Hierapolis became a healing centre where doctors used the thermal springs as a treatment for their patients. Visit: or
  6. 6. Pamukkale's terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs.
  7. 7. THE POOLS OF PAMUKKALE
  8. 8. THE TOWN OF PAMUKKALE, AT THE FOOT OF THE HOT SPRINGS
  9. 9. WE HAD A LOT OF FUN
  10. 10. MUSEUM(LARGE BATHS)
  11. 11.  The former Roman Bath of the ancient city of Hierapolis has been used as the site of the Hierapolis Archaeology Museum since 1984.  Artifacts from the Caria, Pisidia and Lydia regions are also on display in this museum. The museum’s exhibition space consists of three closed areas of the Hierapolis Bath and the open areas in the eastern side which are known to have been used as the library and gymnasium.
  12. 12. Most artifacts are made from marble and stones
  13. 13. BYZANTINE PERIOD COINS
  14. 14. ROMAN PERIOD COINS
  15. 15. WHAT WERE WE THINKING ABOUT????
  16. 16. THE ANTIQUE POOL
  17. 17. People swimming in the warm water
  18. 18. The Antique Theater  The construction of the theater started in AD 62 during Flavian era, continued in Hadrian era and completed in AD206(Servius era).
  19. 19.  Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, three kilometers southwest of present-day Selçuk in Izmir province, Turkey. It was built in the 10th century. According to estimates Ephesus had a population of 33,600 to 56,000 people in the Roman period, making it the third largest city of Roman Asia Minor after Sardis and Alexandria Troas.  The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  20. 20. The Library of Celcius Celsus is used as a library and a mausoleum. There were four woman sculptures in front of the building.They are called as mind, destiny, virtue and science.
  21. 21. The Library of Celsus
  22. 22. The Ancient Theatre The Ancient Theatre is one of the most beautiful buildings in Ephesus.The Building was used as a theatre and meeting area. In Empire time it was used as an arena.
  23. 23. The Ancient Theatre
  24. 24. Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation. The Gospel of John may have been written here. The city was the site of several 5th-century Christian Councils. It is also the site of a large gladiators’ graveyard.
  25. 25. Tomb of John the Apostle
  26. 26. House of the Virgin Mary The House of the Virgin Mary is a Catholic and Muslim shrine located on Mt. Koressos in the vicinity of Ephesus, 7 kilometres from Seljuk inTurkey. The house was discovered in the 19th century by following the descriptions in the reported visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774–1824).
  27. 27. The House Of Virgin Mary
  28. 28. Sardes was the capital of the Lydian Empire.
  29. 29. The synagogue was a section of a large bath-gymnasium complex, that was in use for about 450 – 500 years. In the beginning, middle of the 2nd century AD, the rooms the synagogue is situated in were used as changing rooms or resting rooms.
  30. 30. Sardes has involved the first relics of theatre and archeologists are trying to emerge into the light those relics.
  31. 31. According to the known history, first Golden Money was coined in Sardes. Sardes is famed in history as the place where modern currency was invented.
  32. 32. ALAŞEHIR (PHILADELPHIA)
  33. 33. ST. JOHN’S CHURCH
  34. 34. St John’s Church is one of the seven churches mentioned in Bible. Unfotunately there are only a few columns left from the church.  Visit http://mekan360.com/360fx_alasehirphiladelphiastjea nkilisesi.html
  35. 35. The name "Magnesia ad Sipylus" refers to Mount Sipylus that towers over the city.  During the first centuries of the Ottoman Empire, many of the sons of Sultans received their education in Manisa and the city is still commonly known in Turkey as "the city of Princes”.
  36. 36. Virtual tour of the City
  37. 37. MURADIYE MOSQUE
  38. 38. INSIDE THE MOSQUE
  39. 39. THE HOLY QURAN
  40. 40. Muradiye mosque was built by Architect Sinan(Avecenna) with Sultan Murad’s order in 1885. It has two minarets. The mosque was built in Ottoman architecture
  41. 41. SULTAN MOSQUE AND COMPLEX
  42. 42. SULTAN MOSQUE AND THE COMPLEX The Mosque was built for the Magnificent Suleyman’s mother Hafsa Sultan in 1522. There is a childrens’ school, a hospital and a bath in the complex nearby.
  43. 43. FAMOUS MESIR FESTIVAL
  44. 44. The Story  When Hafsa Sultan was ill, his son called for doctors of his time to find a cure. They made a special paste and when Hafsa Sultan ate from it she soon got well. Solomon the Magnificent ordered them to make the paste in large amounts and give away to his people. Since then, every year Mesir Paste, prepared with 41 types of spices, is distributed to people from the Sultan Mosque on Mesir Festival.
  45. 45. 16th century hospice and mental hospital built by Hafsa Sultan
  46. 46. MEVLEVIHANE: THE HOUSE OF WHIRLING DERVISHES
  47. 47. The Dervishes lived in that house a humble life reciting the Holy Quran and meditating Allah.
  48. 48.  The Mevlevi life is based on “adab and erkan” (discipline and rules of conduct)  In their conduct, they are very kind, graceful, and discreet  Every part of the Mevlevi system of behavior bears a symbolical meaning, and this can be observed in the act of the whirling dervishes in ‘Sema’ rituals.
  49. 49. FAREWELL PARTY AT OUR SCHOOL
  50. 50. Comenius partners doing Turkish Folk dance.

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