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Summary

OmnesViae import TPPlace2190; http://www.sabah.com.tr/smyrna-antik-kenti

Class:

  • City
  • visible
  • Location ± 25-100 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Smyrna, Western Stoa

Western stoa of ancient Smyrna - modern Izmir.

Smyrna, Basilica

Roman basilica of ancient Smyrna [modern Izmir]

Smyrna, Basilica

Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna/Izmir - inscription.

Kadifekale

Hellenistic castle.

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

Modern Izmir. Originally an Aetolian city from the 11th century BC Smyrna passed to the Greeks. Roman since 130 BC. The writer Strabo called Smyrna the most beautiful city in Ionia. It was one of the cities that claimed to be the birthplace of the poet Homer. [1]

Smyrna has an uninterrupted history of settlement since the Neolithic–Copper ages.

Sources:

  1. Ekrem Akurgal, Ancient Civilisations and Ruins of Turkey: From Prehistoric Times Until the End of the Roman Empir, II ed., Istanbul 1970, pp.119-124