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years ago - Underwater archaeology started
to curb Islam with mosque law
film from Mugla honoured in New York
What's on in
Uluburun sinks again
- ein voller Erfolg
Internet on holiday
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is the attraction Nr.1
a foreigner perhaps you need to know this
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We don't care
Why should we wear a helmet on the bike?
When even the police is not bothered? So many Bodrum citizen say: We don't care
see the article.
50 years ago - Bodrum Underwater archaeology started
| Peter Trockmorton
|| Kaptan Kemal Aras
The year 2009 marks the anniversary of an event very important for Bodrum, but its commemoration has somehow been
omitted from the calendar of official observances. It was in 1959 that dives on a shipwreck found off Cape Gelidonya
confirmed that the ship belonged to the Bronze Age, creating sufficient interest in American archaeological circles
to sponsor scientific underwater explorations. If these dives had not been successful it is very doubtful whether
Bodrum today could boast of one of the finest museums of underwater archaeology in the world.
In 1959 Peter Throckmorton, an American journalist/diver with an amateur interest in archaeology who had been diving
in Bodrum waters since 1958, persuaded Captain John Cochran, owner of the yacht "Little Vigilant", to
make an expedition to Cape Gelidonya. There, according to information given by Captain Kemal Aras, a Turkish
sponge diver who had discovered it, lay a wreck that from the description of objects found could possibly be dated
to the Bronze Age. Nearly ready to give up after some days of fruitless diving the wreck was finally located exactly
where Captain Aras had said. A few objects were taken to date the wreck, but its excavation did not begin until
1960 when a young student of archaeology, George Bass, was sent by the University of Pennsylvania to work with
Peter Throckmorton. Prof. Dr. George Bass is now world-famous for his work in nautical archaeology and Bodrum
has a fine museum. It is poignant to note that Captain Kemal Aras, who befriended Peter Throckmorton and divulged
to him the site of the Gelidonya shipwreck as well as many other sites, has just passed away. In our last conversation
with him 10 years ago he let it be known how proud he was to have had a significant role in the creation of the
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology.
Italy's right to curb Islam with mosque law
Italy is still giving many Muslim immigrants their first glimpse of Europe and a foretaste of the mistrust with
which many Europeans view their religion. If the anti-immigrant Northern League gets its way, Italy will soon have
a new law effectively blocking the construction of new mosques in much of the country
see full story
Italy's Northern League, allies of center-right Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, want to limit the growth of Islam
in the center of world Catholicism by blocking the construction of mosques through strict new regulations.
Muslim immigrants using Italy as a route into Europe already get a foretaste of the mistrust with which many Europeans
view their religion, with many projects for mosques and prayer halls already blocked by the opposition of local
But if the anti-immigrant Northern League pushes its bill through parliament, where Berlusconi's coalition has
a strong majority, Italy will soon have a new law effectively blocking the construction of new mosques in much
of the country.
Turkish film honoured in New York
The Turkish, film
Dondurmam Gaymak (Ice Cream, I Scream) has been honoured with two awards of Best; Comedy and Best Director at the
New York Queens Film Festival.
Ice Cream, I Scream tells the story of an ice cream salesman in Mugla, trying to survive in
the face of fierce competition from the big ice cream brands.
The film is directed by Turkish director Yüksel Aksu. The familiar summer refrain on the streets of Bodrum
and other Aegean resort towns has been framed in lights in New. York. 'Dondurmam Gaymak'as it is titled in Turkish,
was chosen as the opening night film and. screened at the Museum of the Moving Image on 15 November.
The film was selected as Turkey's nominee to run for the best foreign film Oscar
competing with entries from. around the world for a place among the final nominees to be named by the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The young director Yüksel Aksu said, he believed that the film's.chances of receiving an Academy Award were
high, since film circles praised the film during this year's Istanbul international Film Festival where it also
won the jury's Special Prize.
'I think nowadays the world needs naivete; it needs things that are pure and realistic. The actors in my movie
are Mugla residents. They weren't even amateur actors.' he explained.
The film is now available as a DVD - a must to see, go get it
What's on in Bodrum these days
The Marina Yacht Club at Bodrum marina.
All year around live bands every night of the week between 9 pm and 1.30am. Often two bands 316 1228/9. email@example.com
There are quite a few bars with live music - but mostly not before 11 pm like Hadi Gari Bar in the centre
of Bodrum. and Kedi Music Club at OASIS
Zuhal Olcay, Turkish actress and singer, comes to Bodrum with co-actress Tilbe Saran in the Aegean tour of the
play 'Natalie' (in Turkish) written by Phillipe Blasband, music Joel Simon. Asya Theatre productions.
Bettina Frankenberg's textile installations combined with Levent Narinc's oil paintings of the circus form the
Ship from Uluburun sinks again
A replica of the oldest
known cargo carrier, Uluburun was sunk again at the same location in the Mediterranean where the wreck of the original
was found. It took one hour to sink.
A model of the sunken Uluburun is on
exhibition in Bodrum castle. The ship sank 3,300 years ago off Antalya and is the oldest cargo carrier known in
The replica, made by Hayrullah Kes, is 14 metres in length and 5 metres wide and cost 40.000 YTL to make and will
now be used as an underwater tourist attraction.
The wreck was excavated between 1984 and 1994 at Uluburun, near Kas. The excavation, revealed one of the wealthiest
and largest collections of Late Bronze Age items to be found in the Mediterranean. The shipwreck was lying on a
steep rocky slope at a depth of 44 to 52 metres, with artifacts scattered down to 61 metres.
The main cargo, possibly belonging to royalty, included about ten tons of what appeared to be Cypriot copper in
the form of 354 flat ingots and about 120 disc shaped ingots. Also on board was a ton of the earliest dated tin
ingots. Dating of a small piece of presumably freshly cut firewood suggests that the ship sank in 1306 BC or shortly
All about the ULUBURUN shipwreck (English)
alle Einzelheiten über dieses Wrack (deutsch)
"Türkenbeute" - ein voller Erfolg
Virtuelles Museum zieht positive Jahresbilanz
Das nach Betreiberangaben weltweit erste komplett virtuelle Museum hat im ersten Jahr seines Bestehens 345.000 Besucher gezählt.
So oft sei die Internet-Adresse www.tuerkenbeute.de seit
dem 21. Mai 2003 angeklickt worden, sagte Projektleiterin Susanne Erbelding in Karlsruhe auf Anfrage. "Das
übertrifft unsere Erwartungen."
Weltweit zum ersten Mal sei eine komplette Museumssammlung zur interaktiven Nutzung ins Internet gestellt worden.
Das Pilotprojekt wurde vom Badischen Landesmuseum und vom Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) entwickelt.
||New Pages added to Bodrum-info
Finally we could manage to add again some more pages to our Website.
English: Pamukkale, Hierapolis,
Marketdays, Ferries from Bodrum
Deutsch: Pamukkale, Hierapolis,
Boring - but important
As a foreigner, what do I need a lawyer for
Of course you need a lawyer in Turkey for all the procedures that you would need a lawyer for back home getting
divorced, changing your name, taking someone to court, defending a law suit. But there are some issues where it's
not altogether clear whether a lawyer is needed or not
Full article by Annette Ertan with her contact address
you my also visit her webpage
From the Turkish parliament
More rights to Turkish Women
( After being under discussion for 2 years........)
Parliament approves new civil code
The changes provide for a drastic change in the standing of women within
marriage, giving them equal status with their husbands.
November 2- The Turkish parliament has approved a series of revisions to the country's civil code, which radically
alter the status of women and changing the balance of legal and traditional relations between husband and wife.
Last night parliament voted to accept the changes proposed to the
Turkish Civil Code, altering 116 articles of the 1030 article legislation,
which has been in force for 75 years.Under the changes, the husband is no longer acknowledged as the head of the
family, as was previously the case. Both men and women are given equal status within the marriage are both are
able to represent the family in legal matters.
Women are now allowed by law to retain their maiden name after marriage, though must still adopt their husband's
name as well. After divorce, should a woman chose to do so, she is now allowed to retain her former spouse's name,
if he so agrees. Wives are also entitled to have an equal say in where the family is to live, previously a decision
that lay with the husband in a marriage.
The legal age for marriage has also been raised, with both men and women having to be over the age of 17 before
they can be wed. Previously, women could be married at age 15 and 17 for men.
The principle that the husband is responsible for looking after the wife and
children has been lifted, with the new code specifying that a shared
financial responsibility is to be adopted. Women are also free to take up
employment and to work in any profession that they chose, instead of having to seek their husband's approval to
enter the work force.
In the event of a marriage ending in divorce, the new code allows for the
holding of a closed court session if either party so requests and for the
equal sharing of assets accumulated during the time of the marriage.
However, there is also allowance for other divisions of assets at the
discretion of the couple involved in divorce proceedings, with contractual arrangements being made accordingly.
The new civil code also recognises children born outside of wedlock as
having an equal right to inheritance as those born within a marriage. The
code also lowers the age at which persons can adopt, with the limit being
dropped from 35 years to 30.
Another amendment to the code allows the mentally retarded to wed, as long as a medical report shows that there
are no impediments for the person or persons doing so.
Use of Handy and Internet on holiday
Our sailing specialist Udo Hinnerkopf (another resident of Bodrum) has done a research on costs for using the
mobile phone on holiday (article is in German but
perhaps a friend will translate it for you)
Schnell, direkt und teuer
Telefonieren mit dem Handy von Bord
Damit der Schock beim Kontrollieren der Telefonrechnung nach einem Segeltörn an der türkischen Küste
nicht zu gewaltig ist, stellt der INSIDER einige Tabellen zusammen und ergänzt diese durch Tipps
und Tricks zur Handy-Benutzung in der Türkei.
The Blue Voyage is the attraction Nr.1 in Bodrum
Bodrum has long been and still is, the favorite departure point, pit-stop and arrival gate for a rather cosmopolitan
Whether it is the dazzling vision of gliding effortlessly along crystal-clear blue waters which incites you, or
the talk and jive of the boat trip 'hustler,' there seems to be no choice -- you have to do it.
As you disembark and attempt to recover your land legs, you feel
pleasantly tired but somewhat better informed about the environs
of your holiday destination. Memories of cool clear water sparkling in the summer sunshine linger on, and hopefully
one day will bring you back again to enjoy 'the Bodrum blue'.
Turgutreis is the mega street market, perhaps in its last year in its present form for fresh food and household
goods, clothes and you name it every Saturday. All start early mornings.
Currency Converter here it pops up and you can calculate
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