Torbalı is a district of İzmir Province of Turkey.

Torbalı
Torbalı train station
Torbalı train station
Torbalı is located in Turkey
Torbalı
Torbalı
Coordinates: 38°09′43″N 27°21′30″E / 38.16194°N 27.35833°E / 38.16194; 27.35833Coordinates: 38°09′43″N 27°21′30″E / 38.16194°N 27.35833°E / 38.16194; 27.35833
CountryTurkey
Provinceİzmir
Government
 • MayorMithat Tekin (CHP)
 • KaymakamAydın Memük
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Urban
127,101
 • District
138,040
Websitewww.torbali.bel.tr

An ancient Ionian city, Metropolis, is found in the district. It was famous for its wines and religious sites, and had three sanctuaries in marble dedicated to the Roman Emperor Augustus and his foster child Germanicus, in an ancient theatre which dominates the valley.[citation needed]

Pieces of art found during the excavations are now exhibited in İzmir and Ephesus museums. The town has the remains of an old port and a few holiday complexes, and is set attractively against a pine forest.[citation needed]

ExcavationsEdit

In June 2021, archaeologists announced the discovery of a well-preserved 1,800-year-old marble statue of a woman standing on a pedestal in Torbalı district. The head and two arms of the statue were missing.[2][3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
  2. ^ "1,800-year-old statue found in ancient Metropolis". Hürriyet Daily News. Retrieved 2021-09-04.
  3. ^ Holth, Jesse (2021-06-24). "1,800-Year-Old Statue Found in Ancient "City of the Mother Goddess" in Turkey". ARTnews.com. Retrieved 2021-09-04.
  4. ^ Gershon, Livia. "Headless Statue of Ancient Woman Discovered in Turkey's 'Mother Goddess City'". Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved 2021-09-04.