Turkey Research

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Thyatira ( Akhisar )

The town of Akhisar is the shape of a bird or a dove, I will try and draw an outline for you on it below.

Revelation 2:18  And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;
Rev 2:19  I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.
Rev 2:20  Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
Rev 2:21  And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
Rev 2:22  Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
Rev 2:23  And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
Rev 2:24  But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
Rev 2:25  But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.
Rev 2:26  And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
Rev 2:27  And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
Rev 2:28  And I will give him the morning star.
Rev 2:29  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Aerial View of the main Thyatira site

On our way back to Salihli now. We finished the ruins of Thyatira, had a cup of coffee and toast, then found a nearby museum with the precious remains of Thyatira. Our cameras never stopped clicking. .. An archeologist came and asked us from where we were... thought he was some official and broken English. We got his details and he ours. We then walked into a jewellery shop looking for precious stones in the area and got some pyrites. They then offered us a lift to the bus station and we waited ten minutes before the bus left... They offered us a place to stay next time we come... a blessing in fact because there is not much accommodation that is affordable over here... ( the bus should have left before we came.)

Here are some of the pictures we took...

One thing that this area has a lot of is what Deuteronomy explains to what the Promised land would have... Milk and Honey among other things. The honey is plentiful over here and we bought some. Honey is not a product you want to carry  on any airline. On high altitude it will expand and leak out of the bottles.

Lots of public transport is available. These people market their services very well and its affordable.

Mining going on everywhere. This is one of the quarries on the way to Thyatira - Akhisar.

One of the gods faces on the ruin, duplicated twice, this one most probably a goddess.

Indentations on the stone for attachment purposes

A very interesting concept. This hole is 18 cm in width at the opening right around but 22 cm on the opposite opening. Potentially  lookout or a form of telescope to view the night stars

Some bath or entrance hall

Stones with interesting patterns. These were not carved, but made of cement and moulds made. 

Water feature, probably part of an ancient fountain

Horse Drawn carts are still plentiful in this town

More ruins scattered

Coffee shops and restuarants outside the ruins

Very homely people and all serve Turkish tea in small glasses

Pillars. Lots of broken pillars on all the sites we visited. The archaeologists have a huge task to piece the pieces together and so what they do is they started a numbering system to see how they can remember which goes by which piece.

Reuel busy sorting information out and doing Facebook updates for the people back in South Africa and friends in the USA

Entrance to the ruins. We almost thought that the place was closed because there was no one inside the ruins. When we found that the entrance was open, we were elated and paid 5 TL  each 

The ruins are almost in the centre of town

See the maps below and don't look for Thyatira in Turkey, look for Akhisar.

Where to find the Thyatira site on Google Earth

Zoomed in the site on the left and the Museum on the right