Thursday, February 25, 2010
TRAVEL THE WORLD - PERGE, TURKEY
One of the most interesting ancient ruins we explored was in 1997 at Perge in Turkey. Originally a Helenistic settlement, Perge became a major city in Ancient Rome. The ruins are quite extensive and it was easy to visualize the ancient city. From top to bottom: 1) where sculpture, now in a museum, was displayed; 2) entrance to Perge; 3) fountain and waterworks; 4) colonnade and agora (i.e., street with columns forming the market area of the city).