Xerxes' Pontoon Bridges were constructed in 480 BC during the second Persian invasion of Greece upon the order of Xerxes I of Persia for the purpose of Xerxesĺ army to traverse the Hellespont (the present day Dardanelles) from Asia into Thrace, then also controlled by Persia (in the European part of Turkey). The bridges were described by the ancient Greek historian Herodotus in his Histories, but little other evidence confirms Herodotus' story in this respect. Most modern historians accept the building of the bridges as such, but practically all details related by Herodotus are subject to doubt and discussion...
...taken on a ferry crossing the dardanelles...
(šanakkale boğazı'nı gešen bir feribotta šekildi.)
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- Copyright: korkut bostanci (bostankorkulugu) (42330)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-09-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 650D, Canon EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 II USM
- Exposure: f/16, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-29 13:39