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Synagogue in Kusadasi

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And ‘know that there was a significant Jewish community in Ephesus, but the synagogue is not yet placed with certainty.

A basilica-like building north of the High School Theatre is a possible candidate for the synagogue, built on a Jewish lamp found here (which is the only light available in the building).

Another clue is an entry in the nearby church of Mary, indicating that it was a synagogue in Ephesus and may indicate nearby. A glass bottle with a seven-branched candelabrum, was found in the church.

Sardis: One of the other ancient cities in the region are Sart (Sardis), once a political and cultural center of Anatolia. It was the capital of Lydia. It was also one of the seven churches of the Apocalypse. The ruins of Sardis, which is worth seeing is the synagogue that was once part of the high school gymnasium was a complex of rooms arranged symmetrically and the Temple of Artemis, who was one of the largest ancient temples.

Priene: The last three ancient cities of the region Priene, Miletus and Didyma. Initially, Priene, was an old port city, which had to be changed due to the location of flood Meander river transport. It is 35 km from Kusadasi. The city was founded, people have rejected the Ionian cities, which had the same name. City of Alexander the Great’s mission was to look at the city Miletus unreliable. Among the ruins, which are worth seeing in the theater, which was able to accommodate 5,000 people was one of the most beautiful theaters in the United Hellenistic, and although it was rebuilt in Roman times is still so typical of the Hellenistic theater, Bouleterion that was used for city council meetings, Prytaneion was elected to a place east of the city of bouleuterion administration and the Temple of Athena Polia who was a temple dedicated to the goddess of Priene Athena Polias, to protect the city.

Miletus: Miletus, near the village of Akkoy, had a reputation for its location on trade routes. In the ancient city, the theater, which was a small Hellenistic theater, which had capacity for 5,300 people, the Byzantine citadel, located on the hilltop theater is believed to be built mostly in stones of the theater, monuments Harbor, was Delphinium Hellenistic open-air altar, which consisted of Bouleterion propylon, garden and an auditorium, Nymphaeum bouleuterion up was three stories of statues of the South Agora, Northgate, which was destroyed during the construction of Ilyas Bey Mosque, the Temple of Serapis in the South Agora, and baths of Faustina, Faustina, Faustina spa built 2 centuries AD, Ilyas Bey Mosque, built in the 15 th century, the Ottoman military commander Ilyas Bey and the Caravanserai.

And finally, Didyma meant that the twins to be a meeting place of Zeus and Leto to their twins Apollo and Artemis. Kusadasi is 75 km. The city had a reputation as a center of prophecy, which was dedicated to Apollo. Most important ruins of the ancient city is the temple of Apollo, which was unusual, not only in the temple with its enormous size, but also the Cresmographeion corridor.

Anatolia has been home to many ancient cities and civilizations. In short is the Aegean region of the former towns. For more information, click on the names of ancient cities.

History of Kusadasi , Turkey

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The first settlements in Kusadasi is by Leleges and Karer who moved from central Anatolia around the year 3000 BC by. They were established a colony on the outskirts of Pilav Mountain in Kusadasi, and founded the cities Ania and Melia. A mild climate allows residents to essential products such as olive oil, grapes and figs for extracting oil or making wine and sweets on the fertile land to grow the city.

In the 10th Century BC “12 Ionian Cities” Samos, Chios, Miletus, Priene, Ephesus, Teos, Eritrea Prien Klazonemi, Lebedos, Phocea, Colophon, Smyrna, were established and reputed for cities more developed at that time. Asthe annual meeting place of the Ionian League, Panionian was founded around Kusadasi, cities Phygale, Marathesion Neopolis and were within the limits established in the city. During the period, the ports of Phygale Neopolis and were not busy and necessary, because they were near the famous shopping centers and ports, Miletos and Ephesus.
History of Kusadasi in Kusadasi

The city was conquered by the Persians around the year 546 BC. In 200 BC, Kusadasi and surrounding areas were dominated by the Roman Empire and the division of the Roman Empire was a state of Byzantium. Climate change resulting from serious earthquakes and changed the course of the river Caystros, Ephesus was mostly destroyed and lost its prior importance and prosperity. The result has been forced Byzantines to a new port and a new road that would be appropriate for trade research. The area around Neopolis found convenient by the Greek merchants, Jews and Armenians as a port instead of the port of Ephesus. “Scala Nova” was the name of this new port, a new mall in historic towns like before Ania, Melia, Phygale Neopolis and the first foundations of today’s Kusadasi added created. By the entrance to the 15th Century, “Scala Nova” was under the rule of Venetians and Genoese sailors and traders, consulates here.The Turkish domination in the field entered the second invasion of the Seljuks established KILICARSLAN. The advantageous position of Kusadasi, as if instead of the end of important trade routes like the Silk Road once Ephesus, influenced the development of the city in trade, positive.
History of Kusadasi in Kusadasi

Kusadasi began with the Ottoman Empire after the invasion of Sultan Mehmet Celebi in the year of the 1413th during the reign of the Ottomans, Kusadasi was introduced to glorious structures, creating a new look at its spectacular views the former. Mehmet Pasa Caravanserai is the principal Öküz of Ottoman architecture in the city, was the man with the same name, which the vizier during the reign of Sultan and Ahmet1 Osman2 was built. The fortress gates, walls and many mosques in the center of Kusadasi, as well as the citadel of the castle in Pigeon Island, were built during the Ottoman era, what the architectural style of the time. a “Kusadasi”, the “bird island” named after Iceland Pigeon.

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After the First World War, Kusadasi was invaded by the Greeks (1919). The city won a long struggle in 1922 and became part of the Turkish Republic. Izmir is the capital of Kusadasi until 1954. Then the capital was changed to Aydin and the city of Kusadasi has shown a lot of development, particularly in tourism.

Today, Kusadasi is one of the most modern resorts, Turkey, a perfect place for vacation with its sandy beaches and shimmering water. The contrast of the lively holiday life with the tranquility of the ancient ruins to create the special atmosphere of the city.