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Sturdy and Patient: Basalt

Sturdy and Patient: Basalt

07.06.2022

When speaking of Diyarbakır, the first image that comes to mind is of the area called Suriçi. Stone is what gives character to this area that makes up the core of the city. Seems like basalt breathed life into the area as well as its habitants.

ALBOREBELLO’S JIGSAW ROOFED HOMES

07.06.2022

The twin of Şanlıurfa’s most unique symbol Harran, resides roughly 2500 kilometers away from it. Connected to the city of Bari at the heel of the boot that is Italy, the small town called Alberobello is known by its conically roofed houses called “Trulli”, a spitting image of Harran.

ALBOREBELLO’S JIGSAW ROOFED HOMES
Daydream: Safranbolu

Daydream: Safranbolu

07.06.2022

This is a daydream you will have with your eyes open… Picture this! You are inside a stone mansion… You open the windows: Ahead of you lies a city sealed in time centuries ago! Neither do you know how you got here, nor how long will you stay… But none of it matters.

Stones That Changed History: Göbeklitepe

11.03.2022

Once upon a time, a gleam of light seeped into the bosom of the earth and the blocks of stone it illuminated re-wrote human history. Set your calendars back, our story takes place 12.000 years ago.

Stones That Changed History: Göbeklitepe
Walls That Bridge Us to History ARCHEOVILLAGE

Walls That Bridge Us to History ARCHEOVILLAGE

22.02.2022

Stone upon stone for 5 thousand 500 years… An ancient city reborn from its’ ashes… And the village that brought that city back to life, a first in Turkey: Archeovillage. Let’s see how far back these stone walls reach.

A Stone Castle on the Eastern Border of Turkey : RUINS OF ANI

22.02.2022

What is the gravitational force of stone? In order to discover the answer, you must steer your direction towards the eastern border of Turkey. The Ruins of Ani attracts tens of thousands of domestic and international tourists to Turkey’s eastern end every year. This monumental legacy of civilization makes the long road travelled worth it.

A Stone Castle on the Eastern Border of Turkey : RUINS OF ANI
Magnet of Anatolia: Mithras Temple

Magnet of Anatolia: Mithras Temple

22.02.2022

As of late, one private plane takes off as another lands at Diyarbakır. Third generation members of Rothschild and Rockefeller families, United Nations officials, ambassadors, Hollywood star Morgan Freeman, international documentary producers… What do you think brings them all to Southeast Anatolia?

From Çayönü to Today: "Terrazzo"

27.01.2022

Çayönü where the first ever scientific excavation performed in Southeast Anatolia is home to extremely important specimens of the World’s architectural history. The style of the tile work on which you step on, may well be one of them.

From Çayönü to Today: "Terrazzo"
Heart of the Country of Light: Patara

Heart of the Country of Light: Patara

09.09.2021

Beach that reaches beyond an eye’s reach may remind you of a lovely summer holiday. But beneath Turkey’s longest beach lies the “Sleeping Beauty”: Patara. Every structure in the ancient city is a stone letter from the past.

A Building Material That Has Been Around for Thousands of Years: Bricks

13.09.2018

Brick is probably the first durable foundation building material that was produced by humankind. To explain the production simply; Clay, which is a soil type, is doughed and molded. It is then converted into a durable and practical building material by firing with a burning fire.

A Building Material That Has Been Around for Thousands of Years: Bricks
Looking for a Stone Mason? Find an Incan one!

Looking for a Stone Mason? Find an Incan one!

12.06.2018

Your spouse, your friend, may recommend you this or that stonemason. Good intentions. But before you make your choice, you should read this article.

Ferrara: the infamous city of Italy for brick buildings

05.04.2015

It is the historic city of Ferrara with the same name in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy and one hour away from the Adriatic coast. It is a Renaissance art city on the route between Bologna and Venice. Ferrara is now known as the city of cycling. There are 2.5 bikes per person in the city. From all ages, everyone uses their bicycles. In the mornings you can see people riding bikes with their children sitting in closed baskets in front of them, taking the children to the schools.

Ferrara: the infamous city of Italy for brick buildings