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History of the City

NEMESIS Side was founded by Aeolians of the Aegean region. The history of the town extends back to the 7C BC. "Side" meant "pomegranate" in the local language. Until the Roman Imperial period, pomegranate was the symbol used on the coins of Side. In the two centuries following Alexander the Great, Side was dominated usually by the Seleucids of Syria and less often by the Ptolemy of Egypt.

The peak period of the city of Side started around 2C BC when it had established and maintained good relations with the Roman Empire. This period continued until the 3C AD. The most impressive of the structures to be seen in the town had been constructed during those times. Side lost its prominence during the 4C AD, however it prospered as a clerical centre in the 5C AD. By the 10C AD, with earthquakes, Christian zealots and Arab raids, the site was completely abandoned and left to be buried.

The last massive settlement in Side was in 1895 when Turkish immigrants from Crete were settled in the town. This settlement is the nucleus of the present town. But the old

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