A walk around one of my favourite ruins close to where I live in Turkey. I love the research that I am doing in discovering so much more about this place.

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Latest Blog Posts for Priene, Turkey - Take A Walk With Me

  • AsklepionAs I mentioned previously, the possible Byzantine Castle was built partially over the remains of the Asklepion. The Asklepion was the name given to the ancient Greek temples of healing by followers of the Greek God of Healing, Asklepios.
  • Possible Byzantine CastleHere we can see some of the remaining structure of what is shown on the Priene map as a Byzantine Castle.  There is very little documentation about this castle, and actually no mention of it on the official Priene Website, as a result there is s...
  • The Prytaneion
    on May 28, 2013 in Priene Turkey Ancient Ruins Prytaneion
    The Prytaneion, was the meeting house and dining room for the Senators. Prytaneion means 'Magistrates Hall' or 'Town Hall'. It is said that no city could be called a Greek city without a Prytaneion. They were usually positioned in the centre of the...
  • A Bit More Detail
    on May 28, 2013
    Over the next few blog posts I am going to take a look at the some of the buildings within Priene in more detail and try to find out what they would have looked like and what was there function.  For people that follow my other photo blogs they...
  • Update After Our Last Visit To The Site.Firstly I must apologise that this update has taken so long for me to get round to doing, it doesn't help that I find so much to take photos of every time we visit, and therefore have loads of photos to sift through and research what I have taken pho...
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    on Oct 21, 2012
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  • Right, walking shoes on, off we go.....* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Update October 2011 - We have recently been back to Priene and I have updated this part of the blog with some new photos and discoveries. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *...
  • Thank You For Finding My Blog
    on Jul 27, 2011
    Firstly I know you are going to say that this is not a typical format for a blog which usually comprises many posts, this one and the follow on only contain two. I ended up with this format beca...
  • on Jul 31, 2010
    This blog was last updated 11th October 2010. . .It wasn't until I started to do my research for this blog that I realised that despite visiting Priene 3 or 4 times we have missed so much.  So many times I find myself reading about an area of Pr...
  • on Jul 30, 2010
    This blog was last updated 6th November 2010. . .Note: We had another day in Priene yesterday, for the 5th November it was absolutely fantastic weather, there were very few visitors to the site, so the wildlife were out in force.  We saw loads o...
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