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Tralleis

Tralleis

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 from here you can see a bowl shaped ancient theatre that is one of the largest in Aegean area.

The ancient city was renowned for its production of red coloured pottery called “terra sigilata” and for making leather clothing.
One of the city’s famed natives is Anthemios Tralleis, the architect who built the beautiful Aya Sophia ( Haghia Sophia ) church in Istanbul and superb and unmatched finds taken from the city’s ancient necropolis are now displayed at the museum of Aydin .

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