Tag: history

anchored in anatolia
Soul

Anchored in Anatolia 

Having been born and raised in Turkey, I constantly sought an explanation for the contradiction between the well-known spirituality of Anatolia and the reality of the not-so-loving expressions of some of its people. One day, though, I came across a book written by the Turkish…

bicycle pump (part 4)
Story

Bicycle Pump (Part 4) 

I looked over to the other side where Ruya, Mina and their brother were anxiously waiting for us to pass. Technically, they were already in “Club waters.” Behind them stretched the private beach with long chairs and striped cushions, matching umbrellas, sun bathing moms and…

the truth about war
Life

The Truth About War 

I can’t help but smile bitterly when I look at the books they use for history lessons in schools. For example, one paragraph about a historical battle starts with these words: “Two armies faced each other on the Manzikert plains…” You would think Barcelona and…

the religion of the universe: part 3
Soul

The Religion of the Universe: Part 3 

The Akhenaten Religion: The Basis of Today’s Major Religions. Akhenaten was known as Amenhotep IV (Amenophis IV) when he came to the throne of Egypt. Compared to the other pharaohs, we know very little about him because his successors deliberately erased his name from history. Although it was a serious crime in Ancient Egypt, his name was even erased from his tomb.

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