Labraunda

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Labraunda is an archaeological site located in the Muğla Province of southwestern Turkey. It was an ancient sanctuary of Carian civilization, which flourished in the region during the Bronze Age and Iron Age. The site was first settled in the late Bronze Age, around the 13th century BC. It was an important religious and political center for the Carians, and the site was home to a temple dedicated to Zeus Labraundos. The site was also home to a large palace complex, which included a number of courtyards and terraces. The site was excavated by Swedish archaeologists in the 1950s, and has since become one of the most important archaeological sites in Turkey. The excavations revealed a wealth of artifacts, including pottery, jewelry, and sculptures. The site also yielded evidence of a sophisticated irrigation system, which was used to water the surrounding fields. Labraunda is now a popular tourist destination, and visitors can explore the ruins of the ancient city, as well as visit the museum, which houses many of the artifacts found during the excavations.

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