Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Colossae, an ancient city of Asia Minor, described as a great and prosperous city by Xenophon, in the Anabasis. It was on the Lycus, a branch of the Maeander, and had in ancient times an extensive dyeing and woollen trade. It appears to have decayed, and to have completely disappeared during the Dark Ages, but excavations have brought to light the former city.