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Established in 1249 by the Franks, it expanded over time and was a base for the Byzantine empire.

It was a leading cultural and intellectual center of the Byzantine empire.

Later the Venetians, and then again the Turks occupied it. By the 1820's it was abandoned.

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Last modified 2/20/23, posted 2/21/10; original content © 2023, 2010 John P. Nordin