Taurus Mountains


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Taurus Mountains

A range of southern Turkey extending about 580 km (360 mi) parallel to the Mediterranean coast. It rises to 3,756 m (12,323 ft) and has important mineral deposits.

Taurus Mountains

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(Placename) a mountain range in S Turkey, parallel to the Mediterranean coast: crossed by the Cilician Gates; continued in the northeast by the Anti-Taurus range. Highest peak: Kaldi Dağ, 3734 m (12 251 ft)
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Stratford develops the anecdote into a larger and richer narrative of the Old Assyrian trade that he calls a year of vengeance, pivoting on the seasonal closure of passes in the Taurus Mountains.
The venue - located between the sublime mediterranean and the imposing taurus mountains .
The waterfront hotel, which has its own private beach and views of the Western Taurus Mountains, will have six restaurants, four bars, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, spa facilities, a fitness center, a tennis court and three conference rooms.
At National, they hosted the PGA European Turkish Seniors OPen in 1996 and 1997 and the course is carved through a forest of eucalyptus and pine trees, with a backdrop of the Taurus Mountains.
Here's a quote from the seventh century by the Emperor Heraclius, who uttered a famous lament when retreating from the plain across the Taurus Mountains near Tarsus:
Beyond the Taurus Mountains, a maned beast carried the caption 'here lions abound'.
In the evening, it's an atmospheric spot to watch the dramatic sunsets turning the sky deep crimson over the hazy silhouettes of the majestic Taurus Mountains.
Seismic activity is normal in the Jordan Rift Valley area, which extends from northern Jordan down to the Dead Sea and is part of the Great Rift Valley that stretches from the Taurus Mountains of Turkey down to the Zambezi Valley in southern Africa.
Maeve, her infant daughter Sara, and Jesus' mother flee to the remote Taurus Mountains where they live in hiding among the Galatians until a mysterious man is dumped on their doorstep more dead than alive.
I accept my brother, and my brother's brother, but not easily 'hill-billies' from Cilicia -- an inaccessible western region of the Taurus mountains -- in headscarves and ankle length coats, dragging half a dozen kids in their wake, mostly monolingual and living in the neglected back streets of the old town.
These mountains provide a bridge between the Taurus Mountains, Lebanon Mountains, and North Syrian Desert, and allow species belonging to this region to disperse among these areas (Boulos et al.