National Geographic : 1918 Jul
Photograph byGeorge M.Kyprie AMASIA, ONCE THE CAPITAL OI THE PONTINE KINGDOMotograp byGeorge M.Kyprie The fortress has been used until recently by the Turks, but is now abandoned. Through the city flows the River Yeshil-Irmak, orIris, which is frequently mentioned by the Greek geographer, Strabo, who was born here. Amasia rose to fame inthe time ofAlexander the Great. The river is spanned by seven bridges, four of which are from the Roman period, the remainder beingmodern.