REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Piginda

According to Stephanos from Byzantine, it is a small Karia city which is located 7 km to the north of the Çamlıdere Village in the Bozdoğan District of Aydın. Our information about the city is very limited as no research has been carried out. In the city consisting of three acropolises, today, we see the ramparts belonging to the Hellenistic Period. A theatre and a holy building which may be called probably Heraion are the important structures. As we have learned from the inscription found in a square planned building, there was the Zeus Pigindenos cult and the Zeus Tempest of this cult in the city. The exact location of this tempest could not be found yet. However, it is estimated to be in Piginda.