Myndos (Caria) 91 Gümüşlük - Μύνδος

Μύνδος - Myndos, Classical to Late Antique settlement in Caria (Aegean Turkey)
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Latitude: 37.058000
Longitude: 27.234700
Confidence: High

Greek name: Μύνδος
Place ID: 371272UMyn
Time period: CHRL
Region: Caria
Country: Turkey
Mod: Gümüşlük

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Modern Description: One of the eight Lelegian cities on the Halicarnassus or Myndus peninsula. In the 4th century BC the satrap of Caria, Mausolos, moved the inhabitants of Myndus northwards, incorporating in it the inhabitants of the city of Termera (Assarlik) too. The old Lelegian city is located on Bozdağ hill, where part of the defensive wall and the foundation of a tower can be seen. The new coastal city preserves its external wall with towers, which protected the entire Myndus / Halicarnassus peninsula. An additional stretch of wall, on the N-S axis, was probably to isolate the original area of the city, for defensive reasons. Architectural members and sections of mosaic pavements from the Roman era have been found.
At the highest point on the site, which is surrounded by the so-called 'Lelegian wall', are ruins of a Christian church. There is a large Early Christian ecclesiastical complex, including a basilica and several additional buildings, on the site of the ancient city.
Wikidata ID: Q18823111
Trismegistos Geo: 1401
Manto: 11289316

Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

(Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean, Ministry of the Aegean)

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