IMLA 2008 IZMIR

Dokuz Eylul University School of Maritime Business and Management

 

 

International Maritime Lecturers Association 16th Conference on MET

14 - 17 October 2008  Izmir / TURKEY

   
 

 

IZMIR- CITY OF HISTORY, SCIENCE, CULTURE AND SHIPPING

 

 

 

Izmir is situated on the Aegean coast of Anatolia. The city which has been a major port since 200 BC, is now a center of tourism, industry and commerce of the western part of Turkey.

Its history dating back to the first half of the 3rd Millenium BC, the city is one of the oldest settlements of the Aegean coastline. It has been inhabited by numerous civilizations such as Hittites, Ionians, Lydians, Romans, early Christians, and the Selcuk Turks until the entrance of Ottomans. Also known as the hometown of Homer (9th century BC), metropolitan Izmir offers a variety of historical attractions including the Roman Agora, Ottoman mosques, the Agamemnon thermal springs, and the Archeological Museum with a marvelous collection of antiquities.

Major historical sites such as Ephesus, Pergamon, Sardis, Teos, Miletus, Didyma, Aphrodisias and Troya are within a few hours’ drive to Izmir. Three of the "Seven Churches" which were mentioned in Bible are in Izmir. One of the Seven Wonders of the antiquity, Temple of Artemis (800 BC) is at Ephesus. The Phokaians (now “Foca” which is located just 60 km. to the north of Izmir) built 50-oared boats (600 BC) carrying 500 passengers. St. John wrote the Bible at Ephesus and died there.

 

Izmir, this old culture and port city will be glad to host the IMLA 2008 Conference participants to enjoy all these and more

 

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