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By Chris Lightfoot

Even though much less popular than a few Anatolian websites, it's Amorium's importance as a big cost after the Roman interval that makes it so vital. The excavation programme's major target has been to make clear the Byzantine payment that flourished right here until eventually the eleventh century advert. This guidebook is an try and fill in many of the gaps within the archaeology, and to carry the town and its historical past again to lifestyles.

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They were separated from the remainder of the prisoners, who were marched off into captivity when al-Mu‘tassim’s forces withdrew from Amorium soon after its capture. The forty-two high-ranking officers and nobles were subsequently incarcerated in a dungeon at Tarsus for five and a half years. Eventually they were taken back to Samarra, where they were executed on the banks of the Tigris for refusing to embrace Islam. Their martyrdom, which became the subject for icons and for a lament by the famous 9th-century Destruction layer and finds in situ in the composer, Joseph the Lower City Enclosure Hymnographer, is still (Dark Ages, early 9th century AD).

The forty-two high-ranking officers and nobles were subsequently incarcerated in a dungeon at Tarsus for five and a half years. Eventually they were taken back to Samarra, where they were executed on the banks of the Tigris for refusing to embrace Islam. Their martyrdom, which became the subject for icons and for a lament by the famous 9th-century Destruction layer and finds in situ in the composer, Joseph the Lower City Enclosure Hymnographer, is still (Dark Ages, early 9th century AD). 56 Amorium Extensive ash layers from burning in the Lower City Enclosure (Dark Ages, early 9th century AD).

In fact, it is more likely that the fish is used here not as a Christian symbol but simply as an indication of a popular pastime. Indeed, fish from local rivers and lakes must have been a welcome supplement to the diet of the inhabitants of land-locked Amorium. Moreover, fish bones have been recovered during the excavations, showing that fish continued to be eaten at Amorium well into Byzantine times. Even today the fish restaurants at the Sakarya Bafl› complex just outside Çifteler remain very popular with the people of Emirda¤.

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