Turkish Cypress

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A Forest in Sapanca

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Izmit Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower)

This is the clock tower in Izmit called the Saat Kulesi (sah-t coup-less-e, this my attempt at phonetic reading). It was constructed at the turn of the 20th century and was one among many constructed across the empire to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sultan Abdul Hamid II, one of the last. It’s just a tower…

Pacific Rim: Uprising – A Review

Credit: Legendary   The newest robots vs. monsters film Pacific Rim: Uprising, a sequel to the first one, Pacific Rim, has arrived and I’ve been very excited for its arrival since I was a fan of the original. My review is going to take a bit of a different direction from what I’ve seen other…

Roman Findings: Metro House, Amasra Sea Ruins

Credit: MiBACT.TV   The ever exciting digging under Roman soil to expand their metro system has this time yielded an amazing house. They believe the house belonged to a Roman commander due to its proximity to a nearby barracks. It has plenty of mosaics and decorated walls, 14 rooms, a bathhouse and under floor heating…

Restaurant Dog

This little guy likes to hang around a restaurant and is a great little dog.  For use elsewhere, credit: Tome of Trovius, https://tomeoftrovius.com   For all your random articles go to Trovian Square and check out my other pages for excellent content on science, technology, history and more!       The best way to support…

Roman Findings: Beit Shemesh Monastery, 1,000 Doliche Seals

Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority Official Channel   A Byzantine monastery was discovered during construction in Ramat Beit Shemesh outside Jerusalem. Among the findings were mosaic floors decorated with birds and pomegranates, stone walls, bases of marble pillars decorated with crosses, a bronze cross and ceramic oil lamps. The finds from the next excavation were much…

Historic Findings: Seljuk Tablets

nejron / 123RF Stock Photo   This has been a great month or so for finding Seljuk tablets. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, the Seljuks or Seljuqs were a Turkish Persianate (they thought Persia was cool so they adopted some of their culture) society which emerged from Central Asia to conquer a large amount…

Roman Findings: Caesarea Mosaic, Roman Boxing

Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority Official Channel In the Caesarea National Park in northern Israel a large mosaic was discovered which dated to the 2nd – 3rd century CE. Caesarea is an old Roman city which has been the site for amazing discovery after discovery for years. The mosaic was Roman but also had Greek inscriptions…

Zero Waste #1: Britvic

The soft drink company Britvic is aiming for its own zero waste goal by 2020. To do this they’ve taken several steps. While one part of the company focuses on improving the nutritional content the other side is more concerned with recycling. First they’ve diverted nearly all their trash from landfills which they hope to…