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2011-09-22 11:36:28
Image Tyler Junior College, (Tyler,Texas), professor Dr. Manoucher Khosrowshahi is taking reservations for “Turkey: Biblical and Archeological Tour of Asia Minor”, his annual 10-day travel-study tour planned for March 9-18, 2012. In 2008, Khosrowshahi was named Texas Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He is also a Fulbright scholar. Designed to enrich the American public's knowledge of early Christianity, archeology, Turkey and the Middle East, tour stops will include Istanbul, Konya, Kusadasi, Aphrodisia, Hierapolis, the Mediterranean Sea, Bosphorus, Canakkale, Dardanells, Ephesus and Troy.
           Khosrowshahi said more than half of the places referred to in the Bible are located in modern-day Turkey -- from Tarsus, Ephesus, Antioch, Harran, Noah's landing on Mount Ararat in the east, to the Aegean coast in the west. The Aegean coast is believed to be the location of the Seven Churches of the Revelation and where the Virgin Mary spent her final mortal years.

Bridging Europe and Asia, Turkey has a rich historical legacy, including such great civilizations as the Hittites, the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines and the Ottoman Turks. Vast archeological parks, some of the most impressive in the world, open windows to ancient worlds in Ephesus, Pergamon, Sardis, Aphrodisias and Troy.

Turkey is a favorite destination for Christians who wish to explore the history of Christianity from the missionary journeys of Paul and other apostles, to the great Church Councils of the 4th-6th centuries, to the Byzantine-era communities including the exotic region of Cappadocia.
Due to its location as a crossroads of civilizations, Turkish cuisine is considered one of the best in the Mediterranean and is always a pleasant surprise for visitors, Khosrowshahi said. About 18 million visitors toured Turkey last year.

The 10-day tour, set for March 9-18, is $1,499 for the land portion plus the cost of international and domestic airfares. The fee will pay for double-occupancy room, ground transportation; accommodations in four-star hotels; entrance fees, two meals per day; professional, English-speaking tour guides; and all taxes, tips and fees. Students will travel with a $150 reduced cost of $1,349 plus the cost of airfares.
A deposit of $499 is required before Friday, Dec. 2; and full payment is due by Jan. 6.

Because of space limitations, enrollment for the tour is on a first come, first served basis. The tour is open to the public; however, TJC students may enroll in a special government course to receive three credit hours. There is also a $5,000 financial aid scholarship available to the students.
For more information, contact Khosrowshahi at 903-510-2279, e-mail him at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit his website at http://www3.tjc.edu/turkey. Source: thecherokeean.com
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