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One battle and two ancient sites 戦闘所一つ、昔所二つ。

January 19, 2008

I’ve included a map with the general route of our trip. Our first stop after leaving Istanbul was the site of the World War 1 battle of Gallipoli though to be honest, historical significance aside, the Aussies and Kiwis in our group got much more out of the site than the two token Canadians on the tour. Though I have to admit that I had no idea 49 Canadians from Newfoundland were involved in that conflict.
ツーア地図を入れました。まず、ガリポリに行きました。第一次世界大戦の所です。その戦闘の間に12000ぐらいオーストラリア人とニュージーランド人を死にました。そして、ガリポリはオーストラリア人とニュージーランド人の大切な所です。実は49カナダ人もを死んだけど知らなかったです。

More interesting to me were the several ancient sites we planned to go to over the span of the trip. Our first stop after Gallipoli was the city of Troy. I have to say that I was a little disappointed with the site. Sadly, all that really remains are the walls of the city. It’s interesting to note though that what was once a seaside city is now 7 km inland. Still, to be standing at the site of such a mythic battle was pretty amazing. It even inspired me to re-read the Iliad again.
ガリポリ後、トロイに行きました。面白いだけどちょっとがっかりしました。建物がなかったんです。塀だけがあります。でも、面白い感じがありました。実はも一回ホーマのイーリアードを読みたいんですから。

We also visited the ancient hilltop hieropolis of Pergamum, home to a once famous hospital which claimed to have never lost a patient. Turns out this was all smoke and mirrors as they never took in terminal patients and if a patient did die, the fact was hidden. Now that’s good marketing. Cheeky buggers.
次、ペルガマームに行きました。小山上には有名な病院がありました。昔々病人はぜんぜん死んだとします。実はそれは嘘です。ターミナル病人が受け付けなかった。もし、病人が死んだそのことは隠しました。ひどいですね。

Tour routeFishermenMemorialTurkish cemeteryANZAC memorialYoung TurksWalls of TroyTheatreTemple of Trajan

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