Saturday, March 24, 2012

Discoveries with Professor Jackson

At almost every every site I went to, I made some kind of archeological discovery with Brother Jackson. This post documents all of our finds!

The first lego--Troy
"King Jackson"--Priene

An ancient dish for early humans--Gallipoli

Someone who clearly supports Brother Jackson's view on "climbing antiquities"--Assos

Supporting arches similar to those holding up the Temple Mount in Jerusalem--Pergamum

Apse of a Byzantine Church where the choir would sit--St. John's Basilica
Archaic toilets--Sardis


The spot where the Council of Nicea probably met--Iznik

Love,

Mark

Monday, March 19, 2012

Turkey at a Glance

Here are the rest of the highlights of our trip to Turkey!

Assos flyin' the Turkish flag
Davis still recovering from his injury

Matching sweatshirts photo shoot in Ephesus





The steepest theater in the world--Pergamum




St. John's Basilica

The ancient goddess of victory in Ephesus, NI-Keah, or "Nike"--do you see the "swoosh?"

uh...
Davis again





Check out photo 31 of your LDS Bible Dictionary--yeah, we found it.
Hannah picking up guys at the Gym(nasium)
Public site for washing oneself before prayers
The Library in Ephesus
Ritual washing after evening prayers

Priene--possibly my favorite site in all of Turkey


Sunsets:



Check out Hannah's mane!
Love,

Mark

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Beach Bums

Our next stop was on a beach near the coast of Gallipoli--a hotspot during WWII where over 100,000 soldiers lost their lives. Unfortunately, we had a casualty of our own!

Jen reppin' her Southern California spirit

Nothing beats this view from our hotel
While dancing on the beach, Davis stepped on a broken bottle and ended up going to the hospital, getting stitches, and spending the rest of the trip on crutches. Both of us were planning on running the half marathon, but due to our injuries we can no longer participate :( However, I'm grateful to have another friend to limp around with ;-)


Davis' injury
Bonfire dance party on the beach!

Love,

Mark