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Tyras, a colony of Miletus, probably founded about 600 BC, situated some 10 m. from the mouth of the Tyras River (Dniester). Of no great importance in early times, in the 2nd century BC it fell under the dominion of native kings whose names appear on its coins, and it was destroyed by the Getae about 50 BC. In AD 56 it seems to have been restored by the Romans and henceforth formed part of the province of Lower Moesia. There exists a series of its coins with heads of emperors from Domitian to Alexander Severus. Soon after the time of the latter it was destroyed by the Goths. Its government was in the hands of five archons, a senate, a popular assembly and a registrar. The types of its coins suggest a trade in wheat, wine and fish. The few inscriptions are also mostly concerned with trade. Its remains are scanty, as its site has been covered by the great medieval fortress of Monocastro or Akkerman. Jump to: navigation, search Miletus was an ancient city on the western coast of Anatolia (in what is now the Aydin Province of Turkey), near the mouth of the Maeander River. ... Centuries: 8th century BC - 7th century BC - 6th century BC Decades: 650s BC 640s BC 630s BC 620s BC 610s BC - 600s BC - 590s BC 580s BC 570s BC 560s BC 550s BC Events and Trends Fall of the Assyrian Empire and Rise of Babylon 609 BC _ King Josiah... Length 1350 km Elevation of the source -  m Average discharge -  m³/s Area watershed 62,000  km² Origin  Ukraine Mouth  Black Sea Basin countries Ukraine, Moldova The river Dniester (Polish: Dniestr, Ukrainian: Дністер, Romanian: Nistru, Russian: Днестр, Latin: Tyras) is a river in Eastern Europe. ... Jump to: navigation, search (3rd century BC - 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - other centuries) (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium AD) // Events 175 BCE - Antiochus IV Epiphanes, took possession of the Syrian throne, at the murder of his brother Seleucus IV Philopator, which rightly belonged to his... The Getae was the name by which the pre-Roman ancient writers reffered to the tribes that will become the later Dacians. ... Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century Decades: 100s BC 90s BC 80s BC 70s BC 60s BC - 50s BC - 40s BC 30s BC 20s BC 10s BC 0s BC Years: 55 BC 54 BC 53 BC 52 BC 51 BC 50 BC 49 BC 48 BC 47... For other uses, see number 56. ... Roman or Romans has several meanings, primarily related to the Roman citizens, but also applicable to typography, math, and a commune. ... Jump to: navigation, search Titus Flavius Domitianus (24 October 51 – 18 September 96), commonly known as Domitian, was a Roman emperor of the gens Flavia. ... Jump to: navigation, search Image:Alexandennnnnnnnnnr severus. ... Jump to: navigation, search Invasion of the Goths: a late 19th century painting by O. Fritsche portrays the Goths as cavalrymen. ... Archon (Gr. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (Ukrainian: ; Romanian: Cetatea Albă; Turkish: Akkerman; Russian: , Belgorod-Dnestrovsky; Hungarian: Nyeszterfehérvár; Italian: Moncastro) is a city in southern Ukraine. ...


See E. H. Minns, Scythians and Greeks (Cambridge, 1909); V. V. Latyshev, Inscriptiones Orae Septentrionalis Ponti Euxini, vol. I.


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Tyras - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (243 words)
Tyras, a colony of Miletus, probably founded about 600 BC, situated some 10 m.
from the mouth of the Tyras River (Dniester).
Of no great importance in early times, in the 2nd century BC it fell under the dominion of native kings whose names appear on its coins, and it was destroyed by the Getae about 50 BC.
Rehabilitation of Akkerman Fortress, Belgorod - Dnestrovsky, Ukraina - Architectural Workshop (1357 words)
Tyras founded by Greek colonists from Miletus and mentioned by Strabo, Ptolemy and Plinius has preserved the remains of houses, stone-paved streets, water-runnels, headquarters of a Roman garrison (building of vexillatio) and fortifications built of massive limestone plates unknown anywhere else in the ancient Greek world.
In contrast to it, however, Greek and Roman structures from Tyras were neither dismantled nor built over during the Middle Ages and have preserved their authentic appearance and layout.
Tyras has preserved most of its original fortifications (walls, two towers, several cellars), remains of civil and residential structures of the 5th c BC - 5th c AD in the western part of the town as well as some medieval houses of the 13th - 15th cc.
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