Travel Study Program) Features text summarizing the historical
importance of the region, citing the first hand observations of
historians of the period.
in Ancient Times (Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture)
Examines the history of the city from the mythical stories of its
beginnings to the destruction of its monuments by earthquake.
(Smyrna) (turizm.net) Describes the history and
legends associated with Smyrna, accompanied by a few small pictures.
Royal Road: Smyrna (Ancient Routes) Introduces Smyrna as
the first city on the "Royal Road." The highlighted text
takes the reader to a page with links and information on geography,
history and chronology.
Harbor At Smyrna, Turkey (The Church of Christ in Zion,
Illinois) Briefly describes the modern city and summarizes the
facts about the city during New Testament times. A more lengthy
article, The Church
at Smyrna, primarily focuses on the content of John's letter to
the church recorded in Revelation.
Izmir - Birth
Place of Homer (Focus Multimedia) Offers a brief cultural and
historical glance at the city where Homer is believed to have lived.
Internal links direct the reader to articles on related subjects.
& Seven Churches of Revelation Photo Album (ArcImaging, Rex
Weissler) Offers quite a few large pictures from a tour of Turkey.
Go to "I" section (for Izmir) or click on the appropriate
"tour" link at the top of the page.
of Modern Smyrna (ourfatherlutheran.net) Demonstrate the
proximity of the modern city to the ruins of its ancient past.