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Mastaura (Lycia)

Mastaura was a town in ancient Lycia. It may have been located at present-day Dereağzı, some 25 km northwest of Myra, which is therefore not to be confused with Dereağzı, Nazilli or Dereağzı, Incirliova. Dereağzı had a large domed church made of ...

                                               

Meloe (Lycia)

When speaking of the bishopric of Meloe in Lycia, Le Quien assigned to it three bishops mentioned in the acts of relatively late church councils. To do so, he assumes that Meloe was also called Mela. The first is Nicetas. who signed the acts of t ...

                                               

Nisa (Lycia)

Nisa, also Nyssa or Nysa or Neisa, was a town in ancient Lycia near the source of the River Xanthus.

                                               

Oenoanda

Oenoanda or Oinoanda was an ancient Greek city in Lycia, in the upper valley of the River Xanthus. It is noted for the philosophical inscription by the Epicurean, Diogenes of Oenoanda. The ruins of the city lie west of the modern village Incealil ...

                                               

Phellus

Phellus is an town of ancient Lycia, now situated on the mountainous outskirts of the small town of Kas in the Antalya Province of Turkey. The city was first referenced as early as 7 BC by Greek geographer and philosopher Strabo in Book XII of hi ...

                                               

Pinara

Pinara was a large city of ancient Lycia at the foot of Mount Cragus, and not far from the western bank of the River Xanthos, homonymous with the ancient city of Xanthos. The remains of several ancient temples can be seen in Pinara, as well as ro ...

                                               

Podalia (Lycia)

Podalia, also spelled Podalaea or Podalaia, Podallia, and Podaleia, was a town of ancient Lycia, mentioned by several ancient authors.

                                               

Rhodiapolis

Rhodiapolis, also known as Rhodia and Rhodiopolis, was a city in ancient Lycia. Today it is located on a hill northwest of the modern town Kumluca in Antalya Province, Turkey.

                                               

Sidyma

Sidyma, was a town of ancient Lycia, at what is now the small village of Dudurga Asari in Muğla Province, Turkey. It lies on the southern slope of Mount Cragus, to the north-west of the mouth of the Xanthus.

                                               

Tlos

Tlos is an ancient ruined Lycian hilltop citadel near the resort town of Fethiye in the Mugla Province of southern Turkey, some 4 kilometres northwest of Saklikent Gorge. Tlos is believed to be one of the most important religious Lycian sites and ...

                                               

Trebenna

Trebenna or Trabenna was a city in ancient Lycia, at the border with Pamphylia, and at times ascribed to that latter region. Its ruins are located east of the modern town Çağlarca in the Konyaaltı district of Antalya Province, Turkey. The site li ...

                                               

Apollonos Hieron

It was located about 300 stadia from Pergamon on a hill, but is exact location is unknown The inhabitants of the village of Buldan hold that their town is the location, of Apollonos Hieron. However, Buldan is known to be the site of Tripolis, and ...

                                               

Magnesia ad Sipylum

Magnesia ad Sipylum, was a city of Lydia, situated about 65 km northeast of Smyrna on the river Hermus at the foot of Mount Sipylus. The city should not be confused with its older neighbor, Magnesia on the Maeander, both founded by colonists from ...

                                               

Palaeopolis (Lydia)

Palaeopolis was a city in ancient Lydia that was included in the late Roman province of Asia Prima. Its bishopric was thus a suffragan of Ephesus, the metropolitan see of that province. Its site is now near the Turkish town of Beydağ. Under the O ...

                                               

Stratonicea (Lydia)

Stratonicea – also transliterated as Stratoniceia and Stratonikeia, earlier Indi, and later for a time Hadrianapolis – was an ancient city in the valley of the Caicus river, between Germe and Acrasus, in Lydia, Anatolia; its site is currently nea ...

                                               

Thyatira

Thyateira was the name of an ancient Greek city in Asia Minor, now the modern Turkish city of Akhisar. The name is probably Lydian. It lies in the far west of Turkey, south of Istanbul and almost due east of Athens. It is about 50 miles from the ...

                                               

Apollonia ad Rhyndacum

Apollonia or Apollonia-on-the-Rhyndacus was an ancient town near the Rhyndacus river in northwestern Anatolia. Strabo placed it in Mysia, causing some to misidentify the site as Uluabat on the western shore of Lake Uluabat. However, the site is a ...

                                               

Scepsis

Scepsis or Skepsis was an ancient settlement in the Troad, Asia Minor that is at the present site of the village of Kursunlutepe, near the town of Bayramiç in Turkey. The settlement is notable for being the location where the famous library of Ar ...

                                               

Cibyra Mikra

Cibyra also referred to as Cibyra Mikra to distinguish it from Cibyra Magna, was a town in ancient Pamphylia. Strabo, after mentioning Side, says, ".and near it is the coast of the little Cibyratae, and then the river Melas, and a station for shi ...

                                               

Eudocias (Pamphylia)

Eudocias or Eudocia was an ancient town in the Roman province of Pamphylia Secunda, in the neighbourhood of Termessus. According to William Smiths Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography 1854, the Synecdemus of Hierocles mentions four towns in As ...

                                               

Pompeiopolis

Pompeiopolis was a Roman city in ancient Paphlagonia, located near Taskopru, Kastamonu Province in the Black Sea Region of Turkey. The exact location is 45 km north of Kastamonu and a short distance across the river from modern Taskopru, in the v ...

                                               

Aegospotami

Aegospotami or Aegospotamos is the ancient Greek name for a small river issuing into the Hellespont, northeast of Sestos. At its mouth was the scene of the decisive battle in 405 BC in which Lysander destroyed the Athenian fleet, ending the Pelop ...

                                               

Agora (Thrace)

Agora was an ancient town situated about the middle of the narrow neck of the Thracian Chersonese, and not far from Cardia, in what is now European Turkey. Xerxes, when invading Greece in 480 BCE, passed through it. It was a member of the Delian ...

                                               

Antheia (Thrace)

Antheia was a town on the western coast of the Pontus Euxinus in ancient Thrace, a colony of the Milesians and Phocaeans. It later bore the Latin name Anthium, and was the precursor settlement to Apollonia Pontica. It was located on the Gulf of B ...

                                               

Aprus (Thrace)

Aprus or Apros, also Apri or Aproi, was a town of ancient Thrace and, later, a Roman city established in the Roman province of Europa.

                                               

Blachernae

Blachernae was a suburb in the northwestern section of Constantinople, the capital city of the Byzantine Empire. It is the site of a water source and a number of prominent churches were built there, most notably the great Church of St. Mary of Bl ...

                                               

Boryza (city)

Boryza was a Persian city in Thrace founded by King Darius the Great. Hecataeus of Miletus mentioned Boryza as being located in the land of the Thynians on the southwestern Black Sea coast to the north of Byzantium. The city was also mentioned by ...

                                               

Cardia (Thrace)

Cardia or Kardia, anciently the chief town of the Thracian Chersonese, was situated at the head of the Gulf of Melas. It was originally a colony of the Milesians and Clazomenians; but subsequently, in the time of Miltiades, the place also receive ...

                                               

Doriscus

Doriscus was a settlement in ancient Thrace, on the northern shores of Aegean Sea, in a plain west of the river Hebrus. It was notable for remaining in Persian hands for many years after the Second Persian invasion of Greece, and remained thus kn ...

                                               

Eion

Eion, ancient Chrysopolis, was an ancient Greek Eretrian colony in Thracian Macedonia specifically in the region of Edonis. It sat at the mouth of the Strymon River which flows into the Aegean from the interior of Thrace. It is referred to in Thu ...

                                               

Maroneia

Maroneia is a village and a former municipality in Rhodope regional unit, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Maroneia-Sapes, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit ...

                                               

Philippopolis (Thrace)

Philippopolis is one of the ancient names of the city of Plovdiv and is the one by which it was known for the most of its recorded history. The city became one of the largest and most important in region, as shown by its still impressive ancient ...

                                               

Alexandria Troas

Alexandria Troas is the site of an ancient Greek city situated on the Aegean Sea near the northern tip of Turkeys western coast, a little south of Tenedos. It is located southeast of modern Dalyan, a village in the Ezine district of Çanakkale Pro ...

                                               

Acidava

Acidava was a Dacian and later Roman fortress on the Olt river near the lower Danube. The settlements remains are located in todays Enosesti, Olt County, Romania. After the Roman conquest of Dacia by Roman Emperor Trajan, Acidava became a civilia ...

                                               

Adjud

Adjud is a city in Vrancea County, Moldavia, Romania. It has a population of 14.670 inhabitants. It lies at a railway junction which has a classification yard and a passenger station. Adjud, situated north of the point where the Trotuș River ente ...

                                               

Aigizidava

Aizis was a Dacian town mentioned by Emperor Trajan in his work Dacica. Located at Dealul Ruieni, Farliug, Caraș-Severin, Romania. One sentence surviving from Dacica, in the Latin grammar work of Priscian, Institutiones grammaticae, says: inde Be ...

                                               

Amutria

Amutria was a Dacian town close to the Danube and included in the Roman road network, after the conquest of Dacia. The name is homonymous with the ancient name of the nearby Motru River. Its possible position at this rivers junction gives a certa ...

                                               

Argedava

Argedava was an important Dacian town mentioned in the Decree of Dionysopolis, and potentially located at Popești, a district in the town of Mihailești, Giurgiu County, Romania.

                                               

Argidava

Argidava was a Dacian fortress town close to the Danube, inhabited and governed by the Albocense. Located in todays Varadia, Caras-Severin County, Romania. After the Roman conquest of Dacia, it became a military and a civilian center, with a cast ...

                                               

Arutela

The Roman castra Arutela is a historical monument, situated between Paușa and Caciulata, near the town Calimanești. It is estimated to have been constructed between 137 – 138 A.D. The building lies on the left bank of the Olt River, nearby the Co ...

                                               

Buridava

Romans built the Buridava castra at Stolniceni 7 km from Ocnita

                                               

Capidava

Capidava was an important Geto-Dacian center on the right bank of the Danube. After the Roman conquest, it became a civil and military center, as part of the province of Moesia Inferior, modern Dobruja. It is located in the village with the same ...

                                               

Cumidava

Cumidava was originally a Dacian settlement, and later a Roman military camp on the site of the modern city of Rasnov in Romania.

                                               

Genucla

Genucla is the name of an ancient fortress of the Getae, located on the riverbank of the Danube or on an island on the river. It is mentioned by Dio Cassius in his History of Rome, in Book LI, chapter 26. The author describes the military campaig ...

                                               

Geoagiu

Geoagiu is a town in Hunedoara County, Romania, located on the Mures river at an altitude of 217 metres above sea level. The river with the same name flows in this place into the Mureș. The town has a population of 5.049. It administers ten villa ...

                                               

Murus Dacicus

Murus Dacicus is a construction method for defensive walls and fortifications developed in ancient Dacia sometime before the Roman conquest. It is a mix between traditional construction methods particular to Dacian builders and methods imported f ...

                                               

History of Cluj-Napoca

The history of Cluj-Napoca covers the time from the Roman conquest of Dacia, when a Roman settlement named Napoca existed on the location of the later city, through the founding of Cluj and its flourishing as the main cultural and religious cente ...

                                               

Piatra Roșie Dacian fortress

Piatra Rosie, which means Red Rock, was a Dacian hill fort two days march to the west from Costesti-Cetatuie fortress, at Luncani in Bosorod municipality. It was built in two phases. In the first phase a long rectangular main citadel was built at ...

                                               

Ratiaria

Ratiaria was a city founded by the Moesians, a Daco-Thracian tribe, in the 4th century BC, along the river Danube. In Roman times it was named Colonia Ulpia Traiana Ratiaria. It is located 2 km west of the present village of Archar in Vidin Provi ...

                                               

Rezina

In the northeastern part of Moldova, as far as 98 km from Chisinau, the town of Rezina is situated on three successive terraces formed by the picturesque right bank of the Dniester. The lowest terrace along the Dniester houses the older town, the ...