Tuesday, September 28, 2004


Historically �Amaseia�, or �Amasia� city, capital of Amasya il (province), northern Turkey, on the Yesil River, also called the Iris River. Capital of the kings of Pontus until about 183 BC, it was made a free city and the administrative centre of a large territory by Pompey in 65 BC. In the 2nd century AD, it received the titles �metropolis� and �first city� under the Romans. It was the capital of the Turkmen Danismend emirs until annexed


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