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Priene



Introduction of Priene
Ancient Greek city in W Asia Minor, near the mouthof the Menderes River. In the fifth century b.c. itfigured in the ill-fated Ionian revolt against the kingof Persia, Darius I. It was destroyed and was rebuiltin the next century, when its temple to Athena Poliaswas established. It was under Roman and Byzantinerule before being subjugated by the Turks in the 13thcentury a.d. Many revealing excavations have beenmade at this site.Ancient Greek city in W Asia Minor, near the mouthof the Menderes River. In the fifth century b.c. itfigured in the ill-fated Ionian revolt against the kingof Persia, Darius I. It was destroyed and was rebuiltin the next century, when its temple to Athena Poliaswas established. It was under Roman and Byzantinerule before being subjugated by the Turks in the 13thcentury a.d. Many revealing excavations have beenmade at this site.

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