Kırşehir

Kırşehir

Kırşehir is a city and the capital district of the Kırşehir Province, Turkey. The history of Kırşehir dates back to the Hittites. In Greek times It was known as Parnassos or Mokissos and in the Roman times it was called Macis, and after the city was rebuilt by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian (527-565 AD), it was renamed Justinianopolis. This name was retained until the end of Byzantine rule. The city became so important during the Seljuk and Ottoman Periods.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Kırşehir Province

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Hittite

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

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