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AbstractPinara was one of the six largest cities of the Lycian League, situated in the ancient region of Lycia, Asia Minor. The city was taken by Alexander the Great in 334 BC. After Alexander's death, the city was annexed by the Pergamon kingdom. Pinara became a Roman colony circa 133 BC, when Pergamese king Attalus III handed it over to the Roman Republic. The city enjoyed prosperity during Roman rule. It was badly damaged by earthquakes in 141 AD and 240 AD. In the first occurrence, the city is recorded to have received a contribution from Opramoas for the repair of public buildings. Pinara became predominantly Christian circa 360 AD. The city became uninhabited in the 9th century. The remains of several ancient temples and other structures, mainly from the Roman Period, can be seen in Pinara, as well as rock tombs, an upper and a lower acropolis, a theatre, an odeum, an agora and a church.
DateStructures mostly date to 1st century BC - 4th century AD
TypeArchitecture and City Planning
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