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Yunt Mountains

Yunt Mountains are in western Anatolia, Aegean Region of Turkey.

Geography

They are a mountain range and located in İzmir Province and Manisa provinces of Turkey. They are near the districts of Soma, Kınık, Kırkağaç and Bergama.

History

According to ancient time geographer Strabon, the name of the Yunt Mountains in old times were Aspordenon.[1] Aigai, one of the twelve cities of ancient Aeolis is on the Yunt Mountains in modern Manisa province. Gambrium and Paleogambrion cities, which are mentioned in Anabasis of Xenophon, are on the Yunt Mountains near Bergama and Kınık districts. In the Hellenistic Period, Philetairos, who was the founder of Pergamon Kingdom and Attalid Dynasty, built a sanctuary dedicated to Magna Mater, Cybele on the Yunt Mountains near Kınık district.[2]

Footnotes

  • Strabon, Geography, (Books: XII,XIII,XIV)
  • Esther V.Hansen, The Attalids of Pergamon, Cornell University Press, 1971
  • Sefa Taşkın, Pergamon Kadınları,Arkeoloji ve Sanat Yayınları, 2011

References

  1. ^ Strabon, Geography (Books XII,XIII,XIV)
  2. ^ Sefa Taşkın, Pergamon Kadınları,Arkeoloji ve Sanat Yayınları, 2011 - Page 54

36°30′40″N 32°37′30″E / 36.511°N 32.625°E / 36.511; 32.625


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