The Lion Gate at Bogazkoy, Turkey (in the ruins of city of Hattusha); Hittite; c. 1400 BC; the stone gates to the city would have arched in a parabola, with huge towers on either side. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
View of excavations. Zeugma, Turkey, was founded by the Macedonian Seleucid ruler Nicator I, this Hellenistic city grew in prosperity during Roman times since it lay on the Silkroad to China. Zeugmas mosaics, ceramics, statues, and frescos are spectacular. The people of Zeugma enjoyed a magnificent lifestyle in their city on the Euphrates until the Sassanid invasion in 252 AD, when the city was burnt and razed. After the Turks took the region, the city became known as the Belks Ruins.
Tyre is an ancient Phoenician city and the legendary birthplace of Europa and Elissa (Dido). Today it is the fourth largest city in Lebanon and houses one of the nation's major ports. Tourism is a major industry. The city has a number of ancient sites, including its Roman Hippodrome which was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1979