Antalya’s new Minicity reveals the mysteries
in a series of 1:25 scale models!
“ I gave Noah cradles / Swings, hammocks.
/ Only yesterday your Eve was a child / I am Anatolia.
/ Do you know me?” So writes the Turkish poet
Ahmed Arif in his poem, ‘Anatolia’.
How many things have been said about Anatolia over
the millennia... Epics, legends, poems, songs and
laments have followed each other in rapid succession.
And when a new day dawned and writing was invented,
libraries full of books superseded the tradition
of oral literature, in which stories acquired new
meaning with every re-telling. Some inscribed on
stone tablets, some written on parchment, some on
And then there is the Anatolia that tells itself.
Through the stories incised on its mountains and
stones, thirsting to be told. The lands on which
we live are the lands where life began; as a result,
they harbour the world’s richest civilisations.