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Gladiator Graveyard, Ephesus, Turkey The Gladiator Graveyard site is located in Ephesus, Turkey and containes the mixed remains of about 67 individuals, all of whom where under the age of 30. The gladiators who fought here were the professional athletes of ancient Roman times and they would battle each other, wild animals, or even condemned criminals for the amusement of the masses.

Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia. It is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside (essential in this part of the world) and is thought to have been unchanged for at least 3,000 years. At the historical site the ruins of the city walls and fortifications are still in place, with one city gate standing, along with some other structures. Photo by mehmetsert75 • Instagram


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The city of Troy is best known for being the site of the Trojan War and was made famous in Homer's epic poems. It was once believed to be a mythical city, but was first excavated in the 1870s and is located in Turkey.

Ancient Roman Gladiator Mosaic, dated to the first half of the 4th century. The name of each gladiator depicted is given in inscription next to the figure, with a Ø symbol (possibly the Greek letter Θ, for θάνατος “dead”) marking the names of gladiators who died in combat.

Gladiator Graveyard in Ephesus. Here is where the contestants were buried. It is right outside the arena.


How the Romans did their business: images of Latrines throughout the Roman world

Latrine at Ephesus, (Turkey). They were part of the Scholastica Baths and built in the 1C AD. They were the public toilets of the city. There was an entrance fee to use them. © Carole Raddato

Stobi was an ancient town of Paeonia, later conquered by Macedon, and later turned into the capital of the Roman province of Macedonia Salutaris[1] (now in the Republic of Macedonia). It is located on the main road that leads from the Danube to the Aegean Sea and is considered by many to be the most famous archaeological site in the Republic of Macedonia. Stobi was built where the Erigón river joins the Axiós river , making it important strategically as a center for both trade and warfare.

Roman map of the ancient world shows the road network in the Roman Empire in the 4th century and covers Europe, parts of Asia (India) and North-Africa

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.

Secrets of the Colosseum Laborers pushed vertical winches to propel elevators that carried animal cages up to the arena. Pictured is a hole where one of the devices was anchored.

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A grisly end: 800-year-old remains of witch discovered in Italian graveyard… with seven nails driven through her jaw

A Grisly End : 800-year-old remains of a witch discovered in Italian graveyard...with seven nails driven through her jaw.

Roman Gateway to Patara, Turkey Ancient Patara was a wealthy port city at the mouth of the Xanthos River. It was said to have been founded by Patarus, a son of Apollo. The city was noted in antiquity for its temple and oracle of Apollo, second only to that of Delphi. Patara was originally a Lycian settlement and then served as an important naval base during the wars of Alexander the Great’s successors. It later became part of the Lycian League and then a thriving port within the Roman…

The history of the tear bottle is captivating and poignant. Legends of tear bottles or lachrymatories abound in stories of Egypt and middle eastern societies. Tear bottles were prevalent in ancient Roman times, when mourners filled small glass vials with tears and placed them in burial tombs as symbols of love and respect.