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Roman Zeus temple in Aizanoi. The temple was built in the mound of an ancient settlement. The Romans had dug a hole into the mound, built a cellar and added the temple on top of it. The modern village looks like a poor place in the middle of nowhere.

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A: Aizanoi

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, less than 10 meters away

Cellar under the Roman temple in Aizanoi. The temple was built in the mound of an ancient settlement....

Aizanoi

B: DPÜ Fotoğrafçılık ve Sinema Kulübü, Aizanoi Gezisi

by Ibrahim Tunca, 20 meters away

DPÜ Fotoğrafçılık ve Sinema Kulübü, Aizanoi Gezisi

DPÜ Fotoğrafçılık ve Sinema Kulübü, Aizanoi Gezisi

C: Aizanoi - Zeus Temple-1

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 30 meters away

Aizanoi - Zeus Temple-1

D: Aizanoi - Zeus Temple-2

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 40 meters away

 Zeus Temple, cella...

Aizanoi - Zeus Temple-2

E: Aizanoi - Zeus Temple-2

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 40 meters away

Zeus Temple, acroterium...

Aizanoi - Zeus Temple-2

F: Aizanoi - Stadion-3

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 220 meters away

Stadion...

Aizanoi - Stadion-3

G:

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 240 meters away

H: CVD 04 - Aizanoi ancient Roman bridge no4

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 250 meters away

Aizanoi ancient Roman bridge no4

CVD 04 - Aizanoi ancient Roman bridge no4

I: Aizanoi- ancient bridge

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 290 meters away

Ancient Roman bridge...

Aizanoi- ancient bridge

J: Aizanoi- Ancient stock market

by Kütahya Kültür ve Turizm, 330 meters away

Ancient stock market, macellum...

Aizanoi- Ancient stock market

This panorama was taken in Turkey, Middle East

This is an overview of Middle East

Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.

The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.

Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!

When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.

Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.

Text by Steve Smith.

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