A temple has been discovered by archaeological excavators in the ancient city of Priene in Turkey. The Ionian ruins of Priene are located within the borders of the modern village Güllübahçe, 9.3 miles (15 kilometers) southwest of the town of Söke in the province of Aydın, in southwestern Turkey.
The first researchers to excavate the ruins of Priene were the members of the Society of Dilettanti from London between 1765 and 1868 and the Museum of Berlin sent famous archaeologists Carl Humann and Theodor Wiegand in 1895-1898, who first revealed the entirety of the ancient city including its gates, public buildings, temples, and residences.
Modern archaeological excavations in the city are being led by Uludağ University Professor İbrahim Hakan Mert with the contributions of the Culture and Tourism Ministry. Speaking to state-run Anadolu Agency (AA), Mert said Priene was “one of the most modern cities of the Hellenistic period” and he noted its streets crisscross and create parcels “made on the basis of a certain mathematical formula ”.
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