(EN-TR) Aizanoi Antik Kenti // Aizanoi Ancient City

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Hello everyone,
Turkey is a country where many great civilizations lived in history. The traces left by civilizations such as Phrygia, Rome and Byzantium still remain in these lands. As someone who is interested in those times, I am currently visiting such places. I recently visited Aizonai Ancient City. It was a fascinating place. When I saw those structures from centuries ago, it was like I went on a journey in time. I tried to understand the feelings and thoughts hidden behind those magnificent structures, the characteristics of the period, and the way of life.

Herkese Merhaba,
Türkiye tarihte birçok büyük medeniyetin üzerinde yaşadığı bir ülke. Frigya, Roma, Bizans gibi medeniyetlerin bıraktığı izler hala bu topraklarda duruyor. O dönemlere ilgi duyan biri olarak şu sıralar bu tür yerleri geziyorum. En son Aizonai Antik Kenti'ni ziyaret ettim. Büyüleyici bir yerdi. Asırlar öncesinden kalan o yapıları gördüğümde sanki zamanda bir yolculuğa çıktım. O muhteşem yapıların arkasında gizli olan duygu ve düşünceleri, dönemin özelliklerini, yaşayış tarzını anlamaya çalıştım.

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The Ancient City of Aizanoi is located in the province of Kütahya in Turkey, in the town of Çavdarhisar. It is 50 km from the city center.

Aizanoi Antik Kenti Türkiye'nin Kütahya ilinde, Çavdarhisar ilçesinde bulunmaktadır. İl merkezine 50 km uzaklıkta.

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According to historical sources, this place was started to be built as the main settlement of Aizanitis, who lived under the Phrygians. During the excavations, settlements dating back 3,000 years BC were unearthed.

The region changed hands regularly after the Phrygians. After the domination of Pergamon and Bithynia, it came under Roman rule in 133 BC.

Burası, tarihi kaynaklara göre Frigyalılara bağlı yaşayan Aizanitis'lerin ana yerleşim birimi olarak inşa edilmeye başlandı. Yapılan kazılarda milattan önce 3 bin yıl öncesinden kalan yerleşim birimleri ortaya çıkarıldı.

Bölge Frigyalılardan sonra düzenli bir şekilde el değiştirdi. Bergama ve Bithynia'nın egemenliğinden sonra milattan önce 133 yılında Roma hakimiyetine girdi.

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There are many stelae around the temple. Most of them are burial stelae. The dictionary meaning of the stele appears as an official inscription, tombstone, border stone made of large stones in ancient times. There are plenty of them around the ancient city.

Tapınağın etrafında birçok stel bulunuyor. Bunların büyük bir çoğunluğu mezar steli. Stelin sözlük anlamı, antik çağda büyük taşlardan yapılmış resmi yazıt, mezar taşı, sınır taşı olarak karşımıza çıkıyor. Antik kentin çevresinde bunlardan bolca mevcut.

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There are many motifs and symbols on the grave steles. These are closely related to the beliefs of the deceased and to the nobility.

It was quite enjoyable for me to wander among the steles. The belief and mentality of a civilization stood before me in all its glory, even though centuries had passed.

Mezar stellerinde birçok motif ve sembol bulunmakta. Bunlar ölen kişinin inançlarıyla ve soyluluk derececiyle yakından ilgili.

Stellerin arasında dolaşmak benim açımdan oldukça keyifliydi. Bir medeniyetin inanç ve düşünce yapısı aradan asırlar geçmiş olsa bile tüm ihtişamıyla karşımda duruyordu.

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Among all these historical ruins, the one that caught my attention the most was the Temple of Zeus. There are many different places of these temples. However, the Temple of Zeus in the Ancient City of Aizanoi is one of the strongest temples that has survived to the present day. When you go near the temple, the 9.30 m tall monolithic columns look quite magnificent.

The lower part of the temple, which resembles a cave, is a work of art. According to the information I gained from my research, this place has no equal in the world in terms of architecture. The lower part of the temple has managed to preserve its original state and has survived to the present day.

The lower part of the temple was used as a warehouse where the altars and gifts given to the gods were kept, the prophecy room and the place of Cybele, the goddess of fertility.

Bunca tarihi kalıntı arasında en çok dikkatimi çeken Zeus Tapınağı'ydı. Bu tapınaklardan birçok farklı yerde var. Fakat Aizanoi Antik Kenti'ndeki Zeus Tapınağı günümüze kadar gelmeyi başarmış en sağlam tapınaklardan biri. Tapınağın yakınına gittiğinizde 9.30 m uzunluğundaki yekpare sütunlar oldukça görkemli duruyor.

Tapınağın bir mağarayı andıran alt kısmı ise tam bir sanat eseri. Yaptığım araştırmalarda edindiğim bilgiye göre buranın mimari olarak dünyada eşi yok. Tapınağın alt bölümü orjinal halini korumaya başararak günümüze kadar gelmiş.

Tapınağın alt bölümü tanrılara verilen sunakların ve hediyelerin saklandığı depo, kehanet odası ve bereket tanrıçası Kibele'nin yeri olarak kullanılmış.

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Aizanoi Ancient City is one of the most comprehensive and robust ancient cities that have survived to the present day. It deserves to be seen in terms of historical tourism.

See you in my next travel post. Take care of yourselves. 🖐️

Aizanoi Antik Kenti günümüze kadar gelmeyi başaran en kapsamlı ve sağlam antik kentlerden biri. Tarih turizmi açısından görülmeyi fazlasıyla hak ediyor.

Bir sonraki gezi yazımda görüşmek üzere. Kendinize iyi bakın. 🖐️



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these are the kind of places and things I want to see when traveling. there so much history and beauty in these photos! Beautiful!

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It was very nice to see the magnificence of ancient civilizations up close. There is a lot of space in my country in this respect. Come when you get the chance
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Soon. hahahah when I got the money to travel that far. ahhaha

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I hope you find it, there are many beautiful places to visit in the world 🙂

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I'm also happy to visit Turkey, which is full of beautiful and beautiful building civilizations and there are still lots of views of the heyday of the past, would like to visit it.

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I hope you do this at the earliest opportunity, this is an amazing place if you are into history. I will share some of them during the summer vacation, please stay tuned...

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the flowers are beautiful and beautiful, independence is the right of all nations, colonialism must be abolished in the world, where a nation that was born there has a place of birth, there is food, there is language and culture and has the ability to determine its own destiny, keep the spirit for the dignity of the nation.

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you are right. Thank you for your valuable thoughts.

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