Bursa

Bursa

Bursa, ancient Prusa, is a large city and the administrative center of Bursa Province, Turkey. It was originally founded by Prusias I of Bithynia in 183 BC. In 1326 AD The city became the first major capital city of the early Ottoman Empire following its capture from the Byzantines. Bursa was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014 as part of Bursa and Cumalıkızık, the Birth of the Ottoman Empire.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Bursa Province

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Bithynia

Later Cultures: Roman + Byzantine + Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

World Heritage Site

Part of: Bursa and Cumalıkızık: the Birth of the Ottoman Empire

Date of Inscription: 2014

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