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      x0x Why You Should Be Smart And Visit Turkey This Year

      Why You Should Be Smart And Visit Turkey This Year


      By Laurie Werner
      Forbes


      http://www.TurkRadio.us

      The Parliament Building of the Lycian League
      This recently restored building, the inspiration for the layout of the U.S. Congress, was opened to the public in the ancient city of Patara in May.



      Turkey is known for its antiquities and ruins of ancient cities but one important one was revealed to the public for the first time on May 20 after years of excavations, restoration and truckloads of sand removal (steady breezes blow the sand from the 7 mile long nearby beach onto the ruins). The semicircle Parliament Building of the Lycian League in Patara, which dates back to 1500 B.C., was the inspiration for the layout of the U.S. Congress, as the system of elected representatives, the first in history, served as inspiration for the framers of the U.S. Constitution and its an imposing sight, as are the Roman theater and the colonnaded streets. (The best guide : Tolga Kirilen, an archeologist by education, at Equinox Travel in Antalya, http://www.equinox.com.tr/)

      Read the rest at http://www.forbes.com/sites/lauriewerner/2012/07/30/why-you-should-go-to-turkey-this-year/

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