Chasing Trojans, Romans, Christians and Greeks. (April 2012)

There’s not much left of Troy, the ancient city made famous by Homer and plundered for treasure by German and English fortune hunters.

The weather was grey and overcast in Troy but brightened up for our visit to Pergamon.

Originally built by the Greeks and then modified by the Romans, the Acropolis at Pergamon is larger than the one in Athens.

Much to the annoyance of the local Turkish people, the best artifacts from Pergamon are located in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.

The weather turned sour again for our visit to Ephesus, The House of the Virgin Mary and The Temple of Artemus.

The Temple of Artemus was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. There’s not much left here either, except a single column with a stork nesting on the top.

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