Place:Ayas, Ankara, Turkey

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NameAyas
Alt namesAyaşsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Elaeussasource: GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) p 8653; Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) p 294-295
Elaioussasource: Encyclopedia of World History (1980) XII, 276
Sebastesource: Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) p 294
Selçiklersource: USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
TypeCity
Coordinates40.017°N 32.35°E
Located inAnkara, Turkey
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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Ayas (Ancient Greek: Αιγαιαι, Aegeae,) is a small town in Yumurtalık district, Adana Province, Turkey, located east of the mouth of the Ceyhan River. It was the ancient Aegea and medieval Ajazzo or Lajazzo. It passed between the Mamluks and the Armenians several times in the 13th and 14th centuries, and was definitively taken by the Mamluks in 1347. Under the Ottomans, it was a kaza in the Eyalet of Adana.

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