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facts in brief

Part of  Vincenzo Coronelli map, 1686
Part of Vincenzo Coronelli map, 1686

Facts in brief:

Site of ruined fortified city; founded as Frankish stronghold in 13th cen.; taken by Michael VIII Paleologus, emperor of the Byzantines, in 1259; occupied by Turks in 15th cen., then Venetians; today is primarily an archaeological area.

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