Mesir Paste has a nice taste and a wonderful smell. Amongst its many uses, it is affective for aches, pains, colds, indigestion, lack of appelite and bad breath. The 41 spices used in the paste are as follows:Allspice, Alpina officinarum root, Anise, Black cumin, Black myrobalan, Black pepper, Buckthorn, Cardamon, Cassia, Chebulic myrobalan,...more
Manisa Girisi Kuva-i Milliye AnIt Mevkii, Manisa, Turkey
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Hafsa Sultan, the wife of Ottoman Padisha Yavuz Sultan Selim and the mother of Kanuni Sultan S?leyman ("Wonderful" S?leyman), became ill while in Manisa. When a cure could not be found, the Sultan appealed to Merkez Efendi, the head of the theological school connected to the Mosque that had been built in the Sultan's name. Merkez Efendi then mixed...more
One of the well-known things about Kula (at least in the Aegean region of Turkey) is its mineral water. According to my grandfather, Kula mineral water is the best you'd find if you are wandering around Izmir. Though, it is not country-wide famous. Funny thing is I'm writing this very tip during my lunch break now and I asked my colleagues about...more
If you go to Sindelli Village near Kula, you can see the fossil footprints of mankind of 50-25th century B.C. The footprints are said to be those of a family: father, mother and a son. The one you see in the picture is that of the father's. In the same village, you can also see the ruins of the ancient city of Philadelphia, which is one of the...more
Here is what geographer Strabon says about ancient Katakekaumene (today's Kula):After Alasehir, you reach the Mysia and Maionia region named Katakekaumene. There is no tree here. The surface of the ground is coated with ashes, the mountanious and rugged country is black as if it is because of fire. Some think these to happen by the thunderbolts and...more
The ruins of Sardis are interesting but, although its heyday was as the capital of the kingdom of Lydia and later as an important satrapy capital under the Persians, most of the ruins today are from the Roman and Byzantine periods.Related to:
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