The Lost Harbour of Constantinople

One of the largest urban excavations in history exposes a massive Byzantine port. This is the site where a new east-west rail line will emerge from below ground connecting with the city's subways light rail system and the busses. But, nearly 1,700 years ago another transportation hub was built here the first port of Constantinople... Continue Reading →

From Delphi to Constantinople

Last week, I joined an archaeological trip to Greece, and I was so excited to see the base of the Serpent Column at the temple of Apollo at Delphi, which is now at the Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Meydanı) of Istanbul. A view of the temple of Apollo from the theatre of Delphi Heredotus  describes a golden tripod balanced on a three-headed... Continue Reading →

Traveling with Sevil, part 2

We traveled to Turkey during Ramadan.  Sevil was our guide and we had a wonderful time.  One evening we walked up to the Hippodrome where there was a great celebration going on to break the fast.  We took a video of candy-making. Click on "Read More" if you want to see the video.  View the... Continue Reading →

Traveling with Sevil

My wife and I--along with a group of friends--traveled through Anatolia with Sevil as our guide.  She is great!  Sevil is very knowledgeable and helpful.  It was a great experience!  Lee Lamb

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