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Philadelphia (Alasehir)

 

Modern-day Alasehir, Turkey was originally named Philadelphia, "city of brotherly love." Philadelphia/Alesehir is located approximately 80 miles east of Smyrna/Izmir and 26 miles southwest of Sardis. It stands on the Cogamis River, a tributary of the Hermus river.

 

What to see


Today, all there is to see at ancient Philadelphia are columns of a Byzantine church, on which some frescoes are visible. [More Info]