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  Bosporus Cruise, Istanbul Boat Tours, Bosphorus Cruises
Bosporus is the world's narrowest strait used for international navigation.
This cafe is located behind the Eyup Mosque, at the opt of the hill, is a small wooden building, typically oriental in its architecture.
Bosporus to see fabulous examples of Ottoman architecture on both Europe and Asia shores.
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  Bosporus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bosporus formed about 5600 BC when the rising waters of the Mediterranean/Sea of Marmara breached through to the Black Sea, which at the time was a low-lying body of fresh water.
Some have argued that the resulting massive flooding of the inhabited and probably farmed northern shores of the Black Sea is the historic basis for the flood stories in the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Bible.
The strategic importance of the Bosporus remains high, and control over it has been an objective of a number of hostilities in modern history, notably the Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878, as well as of the attack of the Allied Powers on the Dardanelles in 1915 in the course of the First World War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bosporus   (717 words)

 The Bosporus
The Bosporus Kingdom encompassed the coastal areas of the eastern Crimea and the Taman Peninsula where the straights of Kerch (the Cimmerian Bosporus) connect the Black Sea to the Sea of Azov.
Evidence for a Jewish presence in the Bosporus emerges around the turn of the era, though scholars remain unsure of the region from which the Jews migrated.
This poorly preserved inscription is the earliest of the extant synagogue inscriptions from the Bosporus.
www.pohick.org /sts/bosporus.html   (599 words)

 Cimmerian Bosporus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cimmerian Bosporus (Bosporus Cimmerius) was the ancient name for the Strait of Kerch that connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
Bosporan phial (top view), 4th century BC The whole district was dotted with Greek cities: on the west side, Panticapaeum (Kerch), the chief of all, often itself called Bosporus, Chersonesos, and Nymphaeum; on the east Phanagoria, Cepi, Germonassa (Tmutarakan), Portus Sindicus, Gorpippia.
They also held Ta Matarcha on the eastern side of the strait, a town which in the 10th and 11th centuries became the seat of the Russian principality of Tmutarakhan, which in turn gave place to Tatar domination.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cimmerian_Bosporus   (1322 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Cimmerian Bosporus
The Cimmerian Bosporus was the ancient name for the Strait of Kerch that connect the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
The whole district was dotted with Greek cities: on the west side, Panticapaeum (Kerch), the chief of all, often itself called Bosporus, Khersones, and Nymphaeum (Eltegen); on the east Phanagoria (Sennaja), Cepi, Hermonassa, Portus Sindicus, Gorpippia (Anapa).
These Greek colonies were mostly settled by Milesians, Panticapaeum in the 7th or early in the 6th century B. C., but Phanagoria (c.540 B. C.) was a colony of Teos, and Nymphaeum had some connection with Athens — at least it appears to have been a member of the Confederacy of Delos.
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The whole district was dotted with Greek cities; on the west side, Panticapaeum (Kerch, q.v.), the chief of all, often itself called Bosporus, and Nymphaeum (Eltegen); on the east Phanagoria (Snnflja), Cepi,Hermonassa,Portus Sindicus, Gorgippia (Anapa).
Mithradates the Great entrusted the Bosporus Cimmerius to his son Machares, who, however, deserted to the Romans.
Bosporus (2) by C. Brandis in Pauly-Wissowa, Realencyci.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /B/BO/BOSPORUS_CIMMERIUS.htm   (1286 words)

 Ship traffic, waterfront accidents surge on Bosporus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Bosporus, a 20-mile stretch connecting the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara, slices through this ancient city of towering mosques and throbbing outdoor discos, and separates Europe and Asia.
The number of big ships passing through the Bosporus jumped 16 percent last year over the previous one, to about one every 10 minutes on average.
The Bosporus is among a handful of waterways where oil-laden tankers pass back and forth on their way to ports around the world.
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 Bosporus --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The Bosporus is 19 miles (30 km) long, with a maximum width of 2.3 miles (3.7 km) at the northern entrance and a minimum width of 2,450 feet (750 m) between the Ottoman fortifications of Rumelihisari and Anadoluhisari.
U.S. swimmer Florence Chadwick was born in San Diego, Calif. In 1950 she was the first woman to swim the English Channel both ways and in 1952 the first to swim from Catalina Island to Los Angeles where she broke the all-time speed record.
The traditional boundary between the two continents follows roughly the crest of the Ural Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian Sea, the crest of the Caucasus Mountains, the Black Sea, the Bosporus, the Sea of Marmara, the Dardanelles, the Aegean Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Strait of Gibraltar.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9080817   (579 words)

Greater Istanbul is situated on both sides of the Bosporus and both sides of the Golden Horn, a waterway extending westward near the south end of the Bosporus.
The topography of Turkey varies from the lowlands of coastal regions to mountains exceeding 16,000 ft. The country is interspersed with lakes and is divided in the west by the Dardanelles, Sea of Marmara and the Bosporus.
A bridge crosses the Bosporus approximately 3.5 nmi north of the southern entrance to the channel between Beylerbeyi on the Asian side and Ortakoy on the European side.
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 Wikinfo | Bosporus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Bosporus or Bosphorus (Turkish Boğaziçi) is a strait that separates the European part of Turkey from the Asian part, and connects the Sea of Marmara with the Black Sea.
Two bridges cross the Bosporus strait: the Bogazici (Bosporus I) Bridge (1074 metres long, completed in 1973) and the Fatih Sultan Mehmed (Bosporus II) Bridge (1090 metres long, completed in 1988).
Some researchers have argued a massive flood around 7600 BC in the region is the basis for flood myths recorded in the Epic of Gilgamesh and in the Bible.
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 Bosporus on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
BOSPORUS [Bosporus] [Gr.,=ox ford, in reference to the story of Io], Turk.
With the Dardanelles, the Bosporus connects the Black Sea with the Mediterranean; it is thought to have been a dry riverbed as recently as 7,600 years ago.
A tanker passes north through the Bosporus, yalis are on the right bank of the waterway.
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Istanbul stands on its west side, which is lined with villas and old castles.
The Bosporus Bridge (1973), 1,621 m/5,320 ft, links Istanbul and Anatolia (the Asian part of Turkey).
The Bosporus and the Dardanelles, leading to the Mediterranean, have long been of great strategic importance; the strait was refortified by Turkey after the Montreux Convention of 1936.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0018214.html   (193 words)

Because the nineteen-mile long Bosporus cuts through the heart of Istanbul, the environmental and safety hazards posed by increased tanker traffic are of prime concern to the Turkish government, which has been pushing the issue to the forefront internationally.
The treaty was written at a time when an average of fifteen ships weighing an average of 13 tons each navigated the strait each day; each day in 1995, however, 126 ships with an average weight of over 200,000 tons passed through the Bosporus.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved many of these restrictions, including an overall speed limit of ten knots, the restriction of ships longer than 200 meters to daylight crossings only, and the reduction of traffic to one lane when ships over 250 meters in length are in the strait.
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 Beetles Still Bug Me, From the Bosporus to Samarkand, Flatwoven Rugs 1969-1994 -- A Retrospective
On the cover of Bosporus was the same "beetle" soumac bag face that was at Dave Chapman's left elbow in the Fortune article.
While Bosporus was an influence on my buying and a constant source of reference, I have not yet owned a piece that was actually in the book.
From the Bosporus to Samarkand was a herald of the rebirth of rug collecting, for which we should be ever thankful to Tony Landreau, Russ Pickering, Alan Sawyer (then the TM director), and The Textile Museum for their pioneering efforts.
www.rugreview.com /146beet.htm   (1043 words)

Bosporus [Gr.,=ox ford, in reference to the story of Io], Turk.
, the Bosporus connects the Black Sea with the Mediterranean; it is thought to have been a dry riverbed as recently as 7,600 years ago.
Bosporus, University of the - Bosporus, University of the, at Istanbul, Turkey; opened 1863 as Robert College, with funds...
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 Bosporus Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
There are two references in my library for Bosporus coinage: "Monetno Delo Bospora" by Anokhin, 1986, 178pp, 39 plates and one page of monograms - this book is in Russian and since I can't read cyrillic, I do not use it much yet.
The other reference is a new work by David MacDonald entitled "An Introduction to the History and Coinage of the Kingdom of the Bosporus", 141pp with photographs throughout, Classical Numismatic Group, 2005.
Anokhin Bosporus 212D; SNG vol.IX, 949; W.Wroth pl.XVIII, #17.
www.beastcoins.com /RomanProvincial/Bosporus/Bosporus-Kingdom.htm   (686 words)

 Ancient coins of Bosporus and Colchis
The autonomous coinage of Gorgippia and Phanagoria, the chief cities (on the Asiatic side) of the district known as the Cimmerian Bosporus, bear a close resemblance, in both style and fabric, to the more recent issues of Panticapaeum on the European side of the Straits.
The geo- graphical arrangement adopted in the present work, and by all numis- matists, unfortunately necessitates the separation of the coins of the Asiatic from those of the European portion of the Bosporus.
The chief city of Asiatic Bosporus, situate nearly opposite Panticapaeum, the European capital.
www.snible.org /coins/hn/bosporus.html   (299 words)

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