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"Priene Ancient City" has been accepted into the UNESCO Temporary List of World Heritage

Priene Ancient City in Aydın Söke has been included into UNESCO's tentative list of world heritage, bringing the total number of properties on the list up to 78.

"Priene Ancient City" has been accepted into the UNESCO Temporary List of World Heritage


The city, which was accepted to the UNESCO World Heritage temporary list with the initiative of Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Söke Municipality and Söke Chamber of Commerce after the results of the examinations.

Priene Ancient City, an ancient Greek city, is located in the foothill of Mount Mycale. The city is protected by walls against the threats.

Hippocrates, Herodotus, Diogenes, Pythagoras, Thales, Bias, such as the famous scientists who raised this city is said to be created by Ions.

The city's harbor was filled with alluviums of the Great Menderes River but disappeared in the Great Menderes Plain.

6 thousand 500 people stage, theater and back stage with the section was formed as a half circle. At the summit of the city, which is preserved quite well, located the Temple of Athena Polias, where the five pillars and the sanctuary are located.

The architect of this city is one of the seven wonders of the world, the architect of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus in Bodrum-the architect Pytheos.