Nysa Ancient City – Aydin Sultanhisar Places To Visit

One of the places to visit in Turkey is the Nysa ancient city in the district of Sultanhisar in Aydin. Nysa Ancient city, one of the most important settlements of the ancient Caria region, is located on the main trade route that has existed since the Late Hellenistic period. Nysa became a developed city especially during the Roman period. This place is also known as the city where Dionysus, the God of Wine, lived.

Nysa Ancient City - Sultanhisar Aydın Turkey
Nysa Ancient City – Sultanhisar Aydın Turkey

Nysa Antik Kenti

Strabo is a famous geographer and traveler. He was educated in this city. The Gymnasium and Library in the city were the education center of the city in good times. The library of the ancient city was built in the 2nd century AD. It is one of the best libraries after the library of the Ancient City of Ephesus. Nysa ancient city grew in terms of architecture during the Roman period. He has gained architectural works of different genres.

There is a parliament building in the ancient city. The parliament building has a capacity of 700 people. The council building in the ancient city of Nysa is well-preserved like the library.

There are wall ruins from the Byzantine period in the Nysa ancient city There are the Gymnasium, which was used as a training area belonging to the Roman period, a stadium with a capacity of 30 thousand people, Roman bridge ruins, Agora, Roman Baths and Necropolis and sarcophagus tombs in the Necropolis.

Nysa Ancient Theater

There is an ancient theater with a capacity of 12 thousand people in the ancient city. It is estimated that the ancient city was built in the 1st century BC. The stage area in the theater has a width of 27 meters. The stage structure of the theater is in very good condition. There are reliefs of Dionysus (Bacchus), god of wine.

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