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Xanthos

Xanthos, which was the capital of Lycia dating back to 3000s BC, is known to be the largest administrative center of Lycia during antiquity. Letoon, which was placed on the

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Tralleis

The ancient city ruins here include a Roman gymnasium dating back to 2nd or 3rd century and known locally as Ucgozler and stands at the entrance to Aydin; looking north

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Termessos

Termessos is a very important city that belonged to the Pisidia region in the north of Antalya. Alexander the Great surrounded the city in 333 B.C. but failed to conquer

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Teos

City of Asia Minor, south of Clazomenae. Teos was part of the Ionian Confederacy, the Paniones, grouping cities founded in Asia Minor by Ionians fleeing what was to become Achaia, in northern Peloponnese, where they had

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Telmessos

Greek ruins throughout the region of Fethiye are symbolic reminders of the rich history of the ancient city of Telmessos. As the largest city in the historic Lycian district, there

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Stratonikeia

Stratonikeia is an ancient city, located inside of the Caria Region. It is now located at today’s Eskihisar Village (Mugla Province). The research, excavation and restoration of Stratonikeia are being conducted by

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Smyrna

  Smyrna was the second city to receive a letter from the apostle John in the book of Revelation. Acts 19:10 suggests that the church there was founded during Paul’s

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Sardes

Sardis was an important ancient city and capital of the kingdom of Lydia, located in western Anatolia, present-day Sartmustafa, Manisa province in western Turkey. Its strategic location made it a central

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Sagalassos

Sagalassos is one of the best-preserved ancient cities in Turkey. It is located in southwest Turkey, more than one hundred kilometers north of the coastal city of Antalya, part of

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Priene

Priene is an ancient Greek city which lies between the popular holiday resorts of Kusadasi and Bodrum. It is one of many important ancient sites in the area and is close to both Miletus and Ephesus. Even though