The ancient city of Hierapolis was constructed in the 2nd century BC by Eumenes II, one of Pergamon’s monarchs, according to its name. It is thought to have been named after Hiera, Queen of the Amazons and wife of Pergamon’s hero Telephos.
The discovery of an ancient molar — a tooth that likely belonged to young girl who lived up to 164,000 years ago in a cave in what is now Laos — is new evidence that the mysterious human lineage dubbed the Denisovans, previously known only from caves in Siberia and China, also lived in Southeast Asia, a new study finds.
Although the exact date of construction of the Galata Tower, also known as the Christ Tower, is unknown, it is thought to have occurred in the early 500s AD. The tower, which is the oldest and most important work in the historical Galata region, was utilized for various reasons by Romans, Venetians, Genoese, and Ottomans.
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