Allianoi

Salvage expcavationsare are being carried out at the site of this recenlty discovered ancient city which will be submerged beneath the waters of the Yortanlı dam. Allianoi i situated at Paşa Thermal Spa 18 km from Bergama on the İvrindi road. These ruins must be those of Allianoi where the Romanan  A Aristides underwent treatment as described in his sacred Tales.

The hot springs at Allianoi have a tempeeture of  45-50 C. The city covers an area of  200 x300 metres, stretching from east to west. The most important building here is the spa which covers an area of  9700 sgm. Other structures discovered here so far include bridges, roads, shops, fountains and insula dating from the

Roman period, Byzantine dwellings, church, chapels, necropolises, pottery and glass kilns. Finds also include sculpture, ceramics, metal, bone and glass objects and large numbers of coins. Allianoi was first settled in late hellenistic times, but was transformed by a major building programme during the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Under the Byzabtines, sexuler and religious building were constructed on top of those of the Roman period and remained in use until the 11 th- 12 th centuries.