Ancient settlements in Turkey
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Below is the list of ancient settlements in Turkey. There are innumerable ruins of ancient settlements spread all over the country. While some ruins date back to Neolithic times, most of them were settlements of Hittites, Phrygians, Lydians, Ionians, Urartians etc.
List of settlements
In the table below, only the settlements which have articles in this encyclopaedia are shown, with the exception of the following:
- A few ancient settlements are still in use (Adana, Amasya, Ankara, İstanbul, Tarsus etc.) These settlements are not included in the list unless separate articles for the ancient sites exist.
- Some ancient settlements which were well documented are known by name, but so far they have not been unearthed and their exact locations are obscure.( For example; Washukanni, the capital of Mittani.)
- House of the Virgin Mary is believed to be near the settlement (Mt. Koressos (Turkish: Bülbüldağı))
- Troy of Homer
- There are two settlements named Yazılıkaya. The other one (also called Midas city) is in Eskişehir Province.
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