Two Americans, until recently resident in Istanbul offer an insider's look at all of Turkey, from its beautiful rugged coastline filled with ancient Greek and Byzantine ruins - featuring two of the world's most admired sites, Troy and Ephesus - to the modern nightlife and exotic shopping of Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and more. Extensive history, culture and travel planning sections, with terrific coverage of Istanbul and environs, Black Sea and Mediterranean coasts, and first-rate advice on wonderful lodgings, exciting restaurants, where to see authentic whirling dervish performances, insider tips on how to bargain for rugs, best places to take a Turkish bath, and so much more.
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Centuries of such commerce made the city prosperous. fhe tffttftes The history of
the region really begins taking shape in about 2000 BC, when Assyrian traders
from the south appear in Anatolia with great stores of tin, which, combined with ...
In the 20th Century B.C., these people built their first major city, Kanesh (near
modern Kultepe), from which they began to dominate the rest of central Anatolia.
In the 18th Century B.C., the capital was shifted back to Hattusas (Bogazkale),
The production of bronze weapons and art allowed the Anatolian kingdoms to
thrive, and that's one story. More important, perhaps, is that the traders, being
good businessmen, kept records on small tiles of clay in cuneiform script. This
was a ...
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