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Asia Minor

The Greek City That Was the Ceramic Center of the Ancient World

The Greek city of Klazomenai located near today's Izmir (Smyrna) was the center of ceramic production in the ancient world. Unique Ancient Greek ceramic figures along with a 2,500-year-old type of water-basin used for rituals have recently been discovered during...

Levissi: The Ghost Village in Turkey Once Home to 10,000 Greeks

The ghost village of Levissi (known today as Kayaköy) was once a bustling Greek village on the slopes of a hill in the district of Fethiye, Turkey, almost opposite the island of Rhodes. Greeks of the 5,000-year-old village were ethnically...

7 Cities in Turkey of Great Greek Heritage

In today’s land of Asia Minor, cradle of ancient Greek scientific and philosophical thought, visitors still find the remnants of a great past.

Cleopatra’s Ancient Pools: The Thermal Springs Built for the Queen

Once believed to have hosted the Ptolemaic queen of Egypt herself, the Cleopatra Pools - also known as the Pamukkale Antique Pool - is a popular tourist attraction in modern-day Turkey. The Cleopatra Pools are located in what was once...

Thessaloniki: The Undisputed Capital of Greek Sweets

Thessaloniki Capital of Greek Sweets

The Haunting 100-year Parallel Between Greeks and Armenians

2023 marks the centennial of the Treaty of Lausanne, which efficiently ended the last traces of Greeks in Asia Minor and the Armenians in Artsakh. By Julian McBride 2023 marks the centennial of the Treaty of Lausanne, which efficiently ended the...

Submerged Ancient Greek City Resurfaces in Turkey

The ruins of an ancient Greek city in Asia Minor have become visible recently for the first time in three decades due to a drought that has caused the water of the Bayramiç Dam to recede. The ruins belong to...

‘Shrine’ in Turkey Turns Out to Be Tomb of Ancient Greek Boxer Diagoras

A 2,300-year-old tomb in southwest Turkey—once revered as a holy Islamic site—turns out to be the tomb of ancient Greek boxer Diagoras.

Greeks of Cappadocia Left Indelible Mark on History

The Greeks of Cappadocia, in central-eastern Anatolia, created their own flourishing culture in ancient times that thrived for millennia.

Stelios Kazantzidis: The Voice of Post-War, Poverty-Stricken Greece

Stelios Kazantzidis -- who died in 2001 --was the voice that contained the pain and desire of post-war, poverty-stricken Greece.