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Taurus Mountains, Turkey

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The Taurus Mountains are a mountain complex in southern Turkey, dividing the Mediterranean coastal region of southern Turkey from the central Anatolian Plateau. The system extends along a curve from Lake Eğirdir in the west to the upper reaches of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in the east. It is a part of the Alpide belt in Eurasia.The Taurus mountains are divided into three chains from west to east as follows; Western Taurus Akdağlar, the Bey Mountains, Katrancık Mountain, Geyik Mountain Akçalı Mountains, Bolkar Mountains, Anti-Taurus Mountains, Tahtalı Mountains, Aladaglar Mountain Nurhak Mountains, Malatya Mountains, Maden Mountains, Genç Mountains, Bitlis mountainsHistoryPre-history to early Roman periodThe bull was commonly the symbol and depiction of ancient Near Eastern storm gods, hence Taurus the bull, and hence the name of the mountains. The mountains are a place of many ancient storm-god temples. Torrential thunderstorms in these mountains were deemed by the ancient Syrians to be the work of the storm-god Adad to make the Tigris and Euphrates rivers rise and flood and thereby fertilise their land. The Hurrians, probably originators of the various storm-gods of the ancient Near East, were a people whom modern scholars place in the Taurus Mountains at their probable earliest origins.
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  • Great place to go by lift with amazing view. A must see and nice when the temperature is hot downstairs . Don't forget your camera !  more »
  • It's a great location. SITA are in any way. You can find details for guzel rfgh..
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  • One of my brother as he said, if you're up for a ride in the truest sense, it's not enough to see the Taurus in a lifetime, he said. I present to you the Eregli, let me tell you briefly of the mersin Taurus, this field may even combined with the mountains, bokar October a whole new life. steep rock shepherds, herds, wide pastures, meadows, you cannot get enough to dust for a ride. Our food and water is often flowing in the ranges you cannot get enough of your drink from Pinar.
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