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Letoon was the sacred cult center of ancient Lycia, its most important sanctuary, and was dedicated to the three national deities of Lycia: Leto and her twin children Apollo and Artemis. Located just south of Xanthos, the two areas are linked together as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Under excavation for about 60 years, archaeologists have begun restoring the Temple of Leto.

Letoon was the sacred cult center of ancient Lycia, its most important sanctuary, and was dedicated to the three national deities of Lycia: Leto and her twin children Apollo and Artemis. Located just south of Xanthos, the two areas are linked together as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Under excavation for about 60 years, archaeologists have begun restoring the Temple of Leto.

Oceanus, Zeugma Mosaic Museum in Gaziantep, Copyright Dick Osseman

Oceanus, Zeugma Mosaic Museum in Gaziantep, Copyright Dick Osseman

Achelous was often reduced to a bearded mask, an inspiration for the medieval Green Man. Floor mosaic, Zeugma, Turkey.  Acheloos, detail of roman mosaic from Zeugma - Achelous - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Achelous was often reduced to a bearded mask, an inspiration for the medieval Green Man. Floor mosaic, Zeugma, Turkey. Acheloos, detail of roman mosaic from Zeugma - Achelous - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mountain of Gods, Mount Nermut, Turkey. The state of Commagene had a wide range of cultures which left its leader from 62 BC - 38 BC Antiochus I to carry on a peculiar dynastic religious program, which included not only Armenian, Greek and Persian deities but Antiochus and his family as well. This religious program was very possibly an attempt by Antiochus to unify his multiethnic kingdom and secure his dynasty's authority.[1]

Mountain of Gods, Mount Nermut, Turkey. The state of Commagene had a wide range of cultures which left its leader from 62 BC - 38 BC Antiochus I to carry on a peculiar dynastic religious program, which included not only Armenian, Greek and Persian deities but Antiochus and his family as well. This religious program was very possibly an attempt by Antiochus to unify his multiethnic kingdom and secure his dynasty's authority.[1]

# Letoon was the sacred cult center of ancient Lycia, its most important sanctuary, and was dedicated to the three national deities of Lycia: Leto and her twin children Apollo and Artemis. Located just south of Xanthos, the two areas are linked together as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Under excavation for about 60 years, archaeologists have begun restoring the Temple of Leto.

# Letoon was the sacred cult center of ancient Lycia, its most important sanctuary, and was dedicated to the three national deities of Lycia: Leto and her twin children Apollo and Artemis. Located just south of Xanthos, the two areas are linked together as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Under excavation for about 60 years, archaeologists have begun restoring the Temple of Leto.

PAUL'S JOURNEY - Ephesus, Turkey - Floor tiles in Ephesus. Ephesus was one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. It later become a major Roman city. It is located on the coast of Ionia near present day Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkey.

PAUL'S JOURNEY - Ephesus, Turkey - Floor tiles in Ephesus. Ephesus was one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. It later become a major Roman city. It is located on the coast of Ionia near present day Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkey.

Mardin, located in south east Turkey, is one of the oldest settled regions of Mesopotamia. Archaeologists have found remains from 4000 BCE! Certainly nothing to sneeze at. But the real wonder in my...

Mardin, Turkey

Mardin, located in south east Turkey, is one of the oldest settled regions of Mesopotamia. Archaeologists have found remains from 4000 BCE! Certainly nothing to sneeze at. But the real wonder in my...

Mount Nermut is a high mountain in southeastern Turkey, notable for the summit where a number of large statues are erected around what is assumed to be a royal tomb from the 1st century BC. It is referred to as the pantheon of the Armenian gods.

Mount Nermut is a high mountain in southeastern Turkey, notable for the summit where a number of large statues are erected around what is assumed to be a royal tomb from the 1st century BC. It is referred to as the pantheon of the Armenian gods.

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