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.
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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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The Eastern part of the Mediterranean, along the coast of Turkey, the Taurus Mountains, and Levant are the hotspot of endemic threatened saproxylic beetles.
TUCKED between the soaring Taurus Mountains and the sparkling Mediterranean, the ancient Turkish city of Antalya truly is a delight.
An excursion will take you through a fertile countryside where fruit and vegetables, including tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergine and water melons grow under plastic tents and oranges, lemons and bananas hang from the trees, the Taurus Mountains rising in the distance.
An excursion will take you through a fertile countryside where fruit and vegetables, including tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergine and watermelons grow under plastic tents and oranges, lemons and bananas hang from the trees, the Taurus Mountains rising in the distance.
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.
The 'Gateway to the Turkish Riviera' offers coastal scenery dotted with olive and citrus groves, avocado plantations and the Taurus Mountains, all set against a backdrop of yacht-filled marinas, traditional bazaars and Ottoman architecture.
The property is located in Kemer, against the backdrop of the Taurus Mountains on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey.
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. He discusses narrative and time, Old Assyrian time, narrative and context, and the material implications of Old Assyrian commercial time.
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.
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.