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Priene

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Founded by Athenians in the 11th century BC, Priene was an important city by the 4th century BC. Today it is an archaelolgical site. The town has a fine site overlooking the plain of the River Menderes (Meander) and is a planned town with a rectangular grid of streets. As with many other Greek cities, there was no room for gardens within the city and no need for a hunting park, because it is near wooded mountains. There are however likely to have been horticultural plots on the irrigated plain below the city of Priene.
Address - Izmir Province, Turkey
Website - Visit the Priene website

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  • over 1 year ago Anonymous said

    One of my favourite ancient sites in Turkey. The scenery is dramatic, since Priene is located on a high mountain. Not exactly a garden, but the ruins and landscapes fit together perfectly.

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