Didyma, Miletus and Priene are ancient Ionian Greek settlements, they are also the best preserved Ionian settlements.  Priene was one of the most active ports of the Ionian league - circa 300 BC, it no longer borders the sea.  The Romans changed little in this city.










Ionian capital similar to those of the previous image, the capital completes the top of the column..  The Greek classical capitals are Doric, Ionic and Corinthian.  Roman architecture added two additional capitals: Tuscan and Composite.

Cappadocia:        Ankara        Hattusa        Ozkonak        Uchisar        Yazilikaya
Istanbul:        Around Town        Blue Mosque        Hagia Sophia        Topkapi Palace
South Coast:        Antalya        Aspendos        Myra & Demre        Perge        Xanthos
South West Inland:        Konya        Aphrodisias        Pamukkale        Sagalassos        Sardis
West Coast:   Izmir    Assos    Didyma    Ephesus    Gallipoli    Miletus    Pergamum    Priene    Troy

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