PRIENE

Priene Province: AYDIN

PRIENE

The Favorite Home of Alexander The GreatPriene has one of the best settings of any of the cities of the ancient world. It was established in 350 BC. Being ruled by the Ionians, Lydians and the Persians, the city eventually came under the domain of Alexander the Great. Priene was so beautiful that it became Alexander's favorite place to stay in Asia Minor. After 200 years of Pergamon Kingdom rule, it became first a Roman city and then a Byzantine city. Finally an earthquake and malaria became two major reasons for the end of the city's inhabitation. The IVth century BC Athena Temple, Parliamentary Building, Fish Market, The Theater and the city walls are the best preserved attractions.

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