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Village of Amazons to be recreated in Samsun park

10 June 2010, Thursday /TODAY’S ZAMAN
An Amazon village will be set up in a park in the Black Sea province of Samsun, where Amazons, a nation of all-female warriors in Greek and classical mythology, are believed to have lived in the past.
The village will be built on a 50,000-square-meter plot of land within Batı Park, which is 825,000 square meters in size, Samsun Mayor Yusuf Ziya Yılmaz told the Anatolia news agency.

“We have been working on this project for three years. An island and canal were made as part of the project. We also wanted to make a village. Currently we are making the tents and shelters. Once the village is completed, it will be used for both academic and touristic purposes. Visitors will have the opportunity to observe the time period when Amazons lived,” Yılmaz explained.

The village will also feature examples of arrows, strings, clothes and other tools supposedly used by the mythical warriors. “We want people to experience this history. We want to build a bridge between the past and the present. We want the lives and culture of the Amazons, whom attract much attention, to be known,” Yılmaz added.

The Amazon warrior women, according to legend, are believed to have lived in the Black Sea region. The works by Plato and Socrates as well as Homer’s “Iliad” mention them. The Amazons are accepted as historic and cultural treasures of Samsun. A festival celebrating the Amazons takes place in the province’s Terme district every year.

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