Heraclea ad Latmum (Caria) 13 Kapikiri - Ηράκλεια

Ἡράκλεια - Heraclea ad Latmum/Pleistarcheia, Classical to Late Antique polis in Caria (Aegean Turkey)
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Latitude: 37.497200
Longitude: 27.526500
Confidence: High

Greek name: Ἡράκλεια
Place ID: 375275PHer
Time period: CHRL
Region: Caria
Country: Turkey
Department: Mugla
Mod: Kapikiri

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Modern Description: Founded in the early 3rd century BC as the Hellenic successor to the city of Latmos, it has an organized town plan and flourished until the 1st century BC. An impressive fortification wall with 70 towers. The temple of Athena Latmia (3rd century BC) still stands to a great height, with inscriptions on its antae, as a kind of archive of the city. An unfinished agora with rectangular peristyle and shops on two levels, the bouleuterion of the 2nd century BC -- modelled on that of Miletus --, a theatre and gymnasium have been uncovered, as well as baths, remains of a Nymphaion from the Roman period, a funerary monument near the city wall and the sanctuary of the hero Endymion. Rock-cut tombs.
An episcopal see in Early Christian and Byzantine times. Ruins of a small Hellenistic fort that was rebuilt in the Early Christian period.
Wikidata ID: Q1313279

Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

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

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