Amorion — A settlement in Phrygia also known as Amorium
Amorium was a city in Phrygia, Asia Minor which was founded in the Hellenistic period, flourished under the Byzantine Empire, and declined after the Arab sack of 838.

The city minted its own coins beginning between 133 BC to 27 BC until the 3rd century AD, indicating its maturity as a settlement and military importance during the pre-Byzantine period. Aesop was a fabulist or story-teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop’s Fables. Legend has it that Aesop was also living in Amorium in the 6th century BC. His birthplace is unknown. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics.

Amorium's site was long unknown, though its name appears on many maps of the 18th and 19th centuries. It was rediscovered by Richard Pococke in 1739, but the first visit by a western scholar was by the English geologist William John Hamilton in 1836; subsequently, maps placed it more accurately.

Modern location: Ruins
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