Saturday, September 27, 2014

Well Preserved Ancient Theater and some Ruins- 3

Theater at Aspendos, once the sovereignty of Alexander the Great in 333 BC, is the best preserved Roman theater in the ancient world. It was constructed by Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD).
During 13th century was thoroughly restored by Seljuk Sultan, Alaeddin. It seats thousands of people with excellent acoustic effect, still hosting major events such as opera, concerts and folklore
festivals. In fact, Aida is scheduled to be performed here next month (I wish I could be there).

Mable columns--Turkey is known for its marble trade and quarries
Next to the street pillars were many stores. The right side has a
square of shopping plaza called agora. 

Nike relief ( please Google it for detail) 

Bath house

Ancient Pamphylias city founded in 12-13 BC. The city street
still well preserved. The water duct showed under the pillars
 for cooling the city and used by citizen.

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