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  • Ancient Tarsus
    If you are the the modern city of Tarsus, you definitely should visit the ancient city. The oldest parts can be traced back till 4th millenium B.C. [...]
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Tarsus History

At the beginning of its known history, Tarsus, Turkey was ruled by the Hittites.  Before that, the history and origins of the town are steeped in mystery, but modern excavations of the area have shown that it has been inhabited since at least the Neolithic Era.  Extensive excavations have not been possible due to the fact that the modern city was built over the historic sites.  The town was situated on several major trade routes and so it was most likely busy with a booming economy.  It was also a port town. At some point it came under the control of the Hittites and then passed to the Assyrians followed by the Persian Empire.  In 400 B [...]
 
 
 

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