Monday, 7 June 2010

Harbour Monument

The earliest history of the ruins of Miletus, situated in Western Anatolia, Turkey, can be traced back to the 2nd Millennium B.C.  Settlers arrived from Crete in 1500 B.C.

This photo shows the Harbour Monument at Miletus.  The monument was erected to commemorate the Naval Victory at Actium in 31BC in which Octavius defeats Anthony and Cleopatra.  Within a year both Anthony and Cleopatra are dead and Octavius is well on his way to becoming August Caesar.  The monument is carved with reliefs of Triton, a figure which is half fish, half man.

In winter a lot of the ruins are submerged in water, due to the low lying land, which is not good for the ruins but makes fantastic photos.

(c) Parr Photo Art

This photo was taken using the Canon EOS 350D.

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