Sites & cities that bear the name of Cymé


Today in : Turkey
First trace of activity : ca. 8th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : 241 B.C.E
Recorded names : Κύμη Αιολίδας, Cumae, Cyme of Aeolis, Nemrut Limani, Kymi, Phriconis

Description : Cyme (Greek: Κύμη or Κύμη Αιολίδας, Cyme of Aeolis) (modern Turkish Nemrut Limani) or Cumae was an Aeolian city in Aeolis (Asia Minor) close to the kingdom of Lydia. The Aeolians regarded Cyme as the largest and most important of their twelve cities, which were located on the coastline of Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). As a result of their direct access to the sea, unlike most non-landlocked settlements of the ancient world, trade is believed to have prospered.

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