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Copyright: Burak Oktenli (burak28) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 91 N: 1268] (16810)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-20
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-S730
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Historical Buildings [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-14 0:51
Viewed: 1505
Points: 42
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The Archaeological Exploration of Sardis

The Archaeological Exploration of Sardis is an interdisciplinary program of excavation and research focused on the site of ancient Sardis, some 60 miles east of Izmir in Turkey. It is jointly sponsored by the Harvard University Art Museums and Cornell University.

Sardis lies in the territory of ancient Lydia, at the foot of the Tmolus Mountains and overlooking the Hermus River plain, where evidence has been found of human activity as early as the Palaeolithic period (ca. 50,000 B.C.). Recent excavations have focused on the Archaic era, particularly the 7th and 6th centuries B.C., when Sardis was the capital of the Lydian empire and at the height of its power, and on the Late Roman era, when the city was still flourishing. Archaeological highlights of Archaic date include the royal burial mounds at Bin Tepe , city wall, and gold-working installation; important monuments of Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine date include the temple of Artemis, bath-gymnasium complex , synagogue, and row of shops adjoining the synagogue. Over 11,000 objects have been inventoried by the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis since its founding in 1958; a selection of the more important finds are on display in the Archaeological Museum of Manisa. By law, all artifacts remain in Turkey.

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Hi Burak, my neighbour today!
This is a pin sharp archeological photo of the ruins of Sardis, the black and white tones look great. Clarity and the details of you image are perfect. This photo could directly go to a history book... Nice job! TFS.

hello Burak
how are you friend?
nice black and white post
good pov
these pillars are adding a wonderful perspective to the frame
fine composition

Manuj Mehta

Merhaba Burak, beautiful B&W, great view of wonderful architecture, bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Burak,
Güzel bir tarihi mekan perspektifi.Tebrikler,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-03-14 1:23]

Günaydın Küçük Prens,
bu fotoğrafa siyah beyaz çok yakışmış.Tanıtım içinde çok güzel bir çalışma olmuş.Kutluyorum.Necla.

Hi Burak
this is perfect black and white for this type of scenes
good details and good light tones
Have good week end

Selam Burak, harika bir perspektiften arkeolojik değerlerimizden birine ait muhteşem ve nostaljik (SB'den dolayı) kare.
Eline sağlık. Sana da iyi tatiller.

Selam Burak,
Değişik ve hoş bir bakış açısından Sart harabeleri.
Göz alıcı bir perspektif
Selahattin E

Hi Burak,

this is a very nice sight. Great composition and nice B/W tones. I like this atmosphere that your picture transmits to us.

Good note.

Have a nice day,


Merhaba Burak!
Wonderful black and white post,great details and light tones!
well done.
TFS Selamlar

Hi Burak,
Good black and white photo and great old architecture ,
Excellent POV and note.
good contrast and light.
have a good weekend,

Merhaba Burak
sardis harbelerinin çok güzel bir sunumu.
İyi bir tanıtım karesi olmuş.
Ellerine saglık cekirge.:)

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-03-14 7:27]

Merhaba Burak...
Siyah-beyaz güzel bir tanıtım karesi, turizm mevsimimin başlayacağı önümüzdeki aylarda faydası olacağına inanıyorum. güzel bir konpozisyon ve çekim, tebrikler...selamlar

Olá Burak
How are You?
Excelent B&W shot.Great perspective,details and lightning.Beautiful!
Friendly greeting.s
José Diogo

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-03-14 12:32]

Merhaba Burak!

Pretty formulation, and in tone blackly - white it fell out very curiously.

I congratulate and I greet warmly.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-03-14 12:55]


quel cadrage, fantastique et le NB colle à merveille, une toute belle image.

Bravo et amitié


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-03-14 16:53]

Merhaba Burak

Good choice of a vertical frame with excellent sharpness, lighting contrast & tonal range. The angled, diagonal pov, on the ruined columns, creates good perspective. Tfs!

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-03-14 18:26]

Hello Burak
Excellent composition and POV and a great b/w presentation. The light and constrast are great.
Best regards, mb

Hello Burak! Very interesting black and white work. Original ruins. Good POV and capture. Very good work. Good luck!

Boa Noite B.O
Very well composed... there is a great harmony.
I hope you had a great WE
Um abraço

Salam Burak
Great B/W shot of this ancient architecture
Good clarity and details
Regards, Alireza

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