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Old Jul 24, 2008, 4:17 PM   #1
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Builtbeside the Pactolos brook bringing gold to the city of Sardis (today's Sart)where the first money in the form of coins of electrum (an alloy of gold and silver)were minted some 2600 years ago, these newly unearthed parloursmust have witnessed the days!Still,one cannot help but remember the following wordsof legendary king Croesus: No man can be considered happy until his life has come to an end...
















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Old Jul 25, 2008, 5:46 AM   #2
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Bahadir,

Great series of photos! I know I've said it before, but coming from the "new world", it's mind boggling to think of unearthing the remains of dwellings that date back over 2,000 years. We get excited when we find something 300 years old.

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Yes my friend very nice shots you took there, it brings chills down my spine seeing these kinds of ancient houses that are under ground also in the 3rd picture i bet that was where they took there baths great stuff indeed.
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Old Jul 25, 2008, 7:38 AM   #4
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Bahadir,

Great series of photos! I know I've said it before, but coming from the "new world", it's mind boggling to think of unearthing the remains of dwellings that date back over 2,000 years. We get excited when we find something 300 years old.

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Dear Jim, thank you for your kind appreciation:-D

I quite enjoy sharing this joywith the kindred spirits here andconsiderthese remainsour commoncultural legacywhich wasbrought to the ''new world'' also: )I guess, as a traveller,you mightbe interested in the 11.000 year old examples of architecture in Göbeklitepe, Urfainthe south east of Anatolia!

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Yes my friend very nice shots you took there, it brings chills down my spine seeing these kinds of ancient houses that are under ground also in the 3rd picture i bet that was where they took there baths great stuff indeed.
Oh, trying to find a good shelter under the summer sunfor my famlilyto allow mea few hours to jump from rock to rock, I can understand your excitement my friend:-)Btw, good guess my friend! The sophisticated sewer and water systems which are well over two thousand years old amazes me!



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Interesting discoveries, uncovering what the earth had swallowed

a long time ago, good captures...........................musket.
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Builtbeside the Pactolos brook bringing gold to the city of Sardis (today's Sart)where the first money in the form of coins of electrum (an alloy of gold and silver)were minted some 2600 years ago, these newly unearthed parloursmust have witnessed the days!Still,one cannot help but remember the following wordsof legendary king Croesus: No man can be considered happy until his life has come to an end...
And Croesus who was a very rich man, after which all rich people are called. These pictures tell a (hi)story. That's the importance of them

Cannot help though noticing the tiny patches of extra light, and the light linings in pictures 2, 3 and 4

Small light remarks giving the historical dimensions an extra boost

Let the dead bury their dead. Let the living...

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Old Jul 26, 2008, 1:37 PM   #7
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Yes excellent shots, I just live this sort of thing, wonderful history.
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Fantastic photos, Thank you for sharing.
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Old Jul 26, 2008, 6:32 PM   #9
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Interesting discoveries, uncovering what the earth had swallowed

a long time ago, good captures...........................musket.
Thank you for the nice comment, my friend!

Istrangely feel home there : )

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Thank you for your dear contribution! I somehow felt you would not remain uninterested for the subject ; )As you put above, especially in #3, it is sometimes a streak of light which adds greatly to the whole picture!

As for Croesus,the abovementioned statementwhich herelated toCyrus, had beenquoted from Solon who hadvisited Croesus upon his return fromtheinstructive traveltoEgypt. I wishsome elected(!) leaders today hadat least a fewphilosopher and artistcompanionslike him...
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Old Jul 26, 2008, 6:33 PM   #10
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Yes excellent shots, I just live this sort of thing, wonderful history.
Dear Alex, I'm happy to readyour insightfulwords and exchange our appreciation of history : )

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Fantastic photos, Thank you for sharing.
Oh, it'sbeen delightful! Thank you foryourkind remark : )
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