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Night at the Ancient Amphetheatre

By: Tunc Tezel

 

Region: Middle East

Site: Kas - Turkey

Date: 2008 February 23

Moonrise over the amphitheatre of Antiphellos (ancient Kas) which was built in the first Century BC by the Lycians in the Hellenistic era. To the east lies modern Kas with all it's bright streetlights. The bright "star" in the upper part of the image is Saturn in Leo close to it's opposition time. Kas is a small town southwest of Antalya, lying by the Mediterranean coast. The mountains end here abrubtly, representing the end of the subcontinent of Anatolia. Tunc Tezel.

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