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The City of Aphrodite

By: Tunc Tezel

 

Region: Middle East

Site: Aphrodisias - Turkey

Date: 2009 September 10

The double tetrapylon, or monumental gate of Aphrodisias, an ancient city named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, and the equivalent of Venus. Today it is located about 30 km from Denizli in the western Turkey. Note the stars of Ursa Minor with the Pole Star (Alpha Ursa Minoris) at top right, Ursa Major just above the monument and bright red star Arcturus at the lower left. Tunc Tezel

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