Machu Picchu is an Inca settlement built on top of a mountain stretching out from the clouds to the sky. The site, above the Urubamba river, has been variously described as a fortress, imperial sanctuary, and ceremonial site.
Petra, the “rose-red city” of the ancient Nabataean civilization, is located in southern Jordan and east of Wadi Araba, part of the Great Rift Valley, whose bird flight is about 133 km from the shores of the Gulf of Aqaba.
Because it is positioned on the route connecting the Aegean Region to Anatolia, Uşak and its environs have had strategic importance throughout history. Within its bounds, this multicultural geography contains archaeological treasures, including the ancient city of Blaundus.
The ancient city of Hierapolis was constructed in the 2nd century BC by Eumenes II, one of Pergamon’s monarchs, according to its name. It is thought to have been named after Hiera, Queen of the Amazons and wife of Pergamon’s hero Telephos.