Turkey 500 CE
The cities of Asia Minor remain prosperous centres of classical civilization.
What is happening in Turkey in 500CE
In the century after 200 CE, Asia Minor experienced a taste of the chaos visited upon other parts of the Roman empire by Germanic invaders, but the 4th century was again a period of renewed peace. The region achieved added prestige as a major centre of the new official religion of the empire, Christianity.
In the 5th century, Asia Minor, with its large and wealthy cities, was one of the leading centres of Graeco-Roman civilization; however, the coming centuries would see big changes.
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