Termessos

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Termessos was an ancient city located in southwestern Turkey, near the modern city of Antalya. It was founded in the 4th century BCE by the Pisidians, an Anatolian people. It was built on a steep hillside and was surrounded by a wall with towers. The city was known for its strong fortifications and strategic location. The city was an important center of trade and commerce, and it was also known for its religious significance. It was home to a temple dedicated to Zeus Termessos, the god of the city. Archaeological excavations at Termessos have revealed a variety of artifacts, including pottery, coins, jewelry, and sculptures. The city also had a theater, baths, and other public buildings. In the 2nd century CE, Termessos was conquered by the Romans, who renamed it “Termessus”. The city eventually declined in importance and was abandoned by the 5th century CE. Today, Termessos is a popular tourist destination and is home to an archaeological site that is open to the public.

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