Perge was founded as a colony of Pergamene Kingdom around 300 BC. During the Alexander’s invasion in Anatolia, the residents of perge served him as his guides. The mathematician Apollonius was born in Perge around 200 BC.
The city passed under Roman control in 188 BC after Romans inherited Pergamene Kingdom. Perge became the leading city of Pamphylia. During the visit you can see the theater, 14,000 persons capacity wity Roman-style stage building, dating back to around 120 AD. City wall with rectangular towers, dating 121 AD. The Roman bath with its parts such as tepidarium, firigidarium and caldarium. Western basilica and the churches, dating back to 5C and 6C AD have been discovered. Agora, a market place and shopping center. Aqueduct are still visible; a single arch and a double arch on two levels.
The other importance of Perge is John Mark left Paul and Barnabas in this city.
You can book Perge Ancient City Tour with Romos Travel.
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