Magnesia Ancient Site

Magnesia is a place in the province of Aydin that is also referred to as Magnesia ad Maeandrum in historical sources. Additionally, it is situated in the middle of the ancient trading and strategic triangle formed by Ephesos, Priene, and Tralleis. Like now, it once had a reputation for producing quality figs. Following Alexander the Great, it was governed first by the Seleucids and then by Pergamon. During the Roman era, it was an independent city. One of the earliest Christian congregations is believed to have originated here, and this theory is supported by a chapel in the city that may have belonged to St. Ignatios. The stadium, agora, and the temples of Artemis and Zeus are all still standing, and archeological excavations are still ongoing there.