Sights of Turkey: Perger
Ruins of an ancient city Perger (Fetthate) are 18 km north-east of Antalya.
The foundation of the city is dated to the VII century BC. NS., Although legends include it for three centuries inland history. Its location is rather unusual for that period – while most of the ancient cities were built on the seashore, in comfortable bays, Perger has grown almost 20 km from the sea, among the romance of the transrachia Douden and Achcha. And nevertheless, the city quickly turned into one of the largest shopping centers of Pamflia, the great mathematician Apollonium lived and worked here, Alexander Macedonsky also did not touch the city, during the Romans Perga reached the peak of his fame, to the very invasion of Seljuk, believed to be one of the richest cities in the region. Excavations are conducted here since 1946, and quite systematic and consistently.
- Ruins in Perger
- Fragment of ancient inscription
- Arched construction
The plot itself (open daily from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 13.30 to 17.00, input – 10 TRY) includes the theater (I in. to N. NS. – II B. N. NS.) for 14 thousand spectators, a huge stadium (the largest in small Asia – 234 by 34 meters), fragments of urban walls of different eras, amphitheater, the famous gates perge – the only Hellenistic construction of the city, which has come down to this day, Agora with the ruins of Byzantine Basilica (IV v. N. NS.) nearby, Roman term, headstone colonnade with water channel in the middle, shops on both sides and nymfehem at the end, Acropolis, Palestra and extensive cemetery.
Approximately 7 km east of Perger, the ruins of another ancient settlement lie – Sillion. The peer of Perge, it is located on the top of the table hill, but many facilities are practically destroyed here. In 1969, a powerful landslide literally demolished half ancient ruins, besides, it is impossible to get here on public transport, so the city is rarely visited by tourists. The plot is not fenced and has a free entrance. You can go upstairs to the Acropolis past the small gate on the western side of the hill, the foundations of the gymnasium (used as the Palace of the Bishop in Byzantine times), large and well-preserved urban gates at the top, many uncertain age and function. The most interesting part of the Acropolis lies around the destroyed theater with its ruins of the temple and numerous buildings folded from huge blocks.