Tylis

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Tribes in Thrace. Celtic peoples, including the Gauls of Tylis, are labelled in blue.

Tylis (Greek: Τύλις) or Tyle was a capital of a short-lived Balkan state mentioned by Polybius[1] that was founded by Celts led by Comontorios in the 3rd century BC, after their invasion of Thrace and Greece in 279 BC the Gauls were defeated by Antigonus II Gonatas in the Battle of Lysimachia in 277 BC after which they turned inland to Thrace and founded their kingdom at Tylis.[2] It was located near the eastern edge of the Haemus (Balkan) Mountains in what is now eastern Bulgaria. The bands of Celts that did not settle in Thrace, crossed into Asia Minor to become known as the Galatians. The city of Tylis was eventually destroyed by the Thracians in 212 BC.[3] The modern Bulgarian village of Tulovo in Stara Zagora Province now occupies the site.[4]

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Tile Ridge on Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named for Tylis.

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Coordinates: 42°35′00″N 25°33′00″E / 42.58333°N 25.55000°E / 42.58333; 25.55000