Tavium

Tavium

Tavium, or Tavia, was the chief city of the Galatian tribe of Trocmi, one of the three Celtic tribes which migrated from the Danube Valley to Galatia in the 3rd century BC. Owing to its position on the high roads of commerce was an important trading post. The site was successively occupied by Hittites, Cimmerians, Persians, Celts, Greeks, Romans, Seljuk Turks and Ottoman Turks. At the time of the Roman Empire, Tavium was an important crossroads and a stopping place on the caravan routes.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Yozgat Province

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Hittite

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Roman & Byzantine Monuments

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