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Apamea: Hellenistic city in Syria.

Hellenistic City

Hellenistic citadel

Apamea, situated in the plain of the Orontes, consisted of a straight and wide main street (now called the "Colonnaded Street"), walls that followed a course determined by the shape of the site, and a separate citadel on a hill. It was therefore a typical Macedonian colony, as could be expected from a town that belonged to the Syrian tetrapolis (Antioch, Seleucia, Laodicea, Apamea), which was created by Seleucus I Nicator in abour 300 BCE. The city, which had a surface of about 250 hectares, was named after his Iranian wife Apame.

Roman City

Late Antiquity

Colonnaded Street

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