Parliament Building of United Lycian state; Patara

United Lycia is one of the well known federal states in the history. This was a unite that was formed by city states of Small Asia. Patara was the capital city state and they had a constitution. Patar city officials decided to build a monument parliament building. They built this parliament building in 2nd century BC. Its capacity was around 1400 senators. After this period, it was used for various purposes. United Lycia inspired modern democracy. Even it is told that it is an inspiration for USA and the parliament building of US.

It is the reflection of the past in the modern world. Ancient Greek democracy is the model of today’s states. Patara was the capital city and its parliament building was the model to build a strong civilization.

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