Sagalassos – the world's only ancient city, in which employs a fountain with the ancient water system.

Sagalassos call “forgotten city” and “The lost city”. But these names are now unlikely to correspond to reality. Sagalassos Today – it's very beautiful, well renovated and the ancient city visited by tourists. By the way, used in the reconstruction of the town 80% the original material of the city.

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How to reach Sagalassos?

Sagalassos it located at 120 km north of the province of Antalya near the town of Burdur Ağlasun (Ağlasun). If you drive from Antalya, then 95 km is necessary to move on to the D650 road Burdur, and then roll the pointer “Sagalassos” on the road D685. The ancient city is located in the mountains at an altitude of 1500 m, so the last 20 km road is narrow and winding, but with a very beautiful scenery.

Log in Sagalassos surcharge10 TL (museum cards are accepted).

Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

10 little-known historical facts about Sagalassos.

1. The first mention of Sagalassos dated 1400 y. BC, Hittite writings in the city was called Salavassa.
2. Sagalassos was the largest and the second most important city of ancient Pisidia, at 334 y. BC. He had fierce resistance from the troops Aleksandra Makedonskogo.
3. In 3 century BC. It reaches its peak in the part of the Roman Empire.
4. In 518 strong earthquake destroys the city, but it is reduced.
5. In 7 century BC. there is one more powerful earthquake, after which completely destroyed not only the city itself, but also the water supply system, the city remains without water. Since then, the city is in decline, and forget about it.
6. Luke Paul (Paul Lucas), French traveler, who served at the court of Louis XIV, first discovered the lost Sagalassos and struck him on the map.
7. In 17 century British pastor found the inscription on the stone, at which it became clear, it Sagalassos.
8. In 19 century there was the first map of Sagalassos.
9. In 1982 , it was created Society for the Study Pisidia and its ancient cities.
10. In 1990 year began the first excavation of Sagalassos non-destructive way (a new method of diagnosis at the time).

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Sagalassos ancient amphitheater

Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

What is now known about the Sagalassos after research of this city?

And so, yet 10 interesting facts about the life of Sagalassos.

1. Sagalassos was a center of pottery.
2. The city found 4 fountain, 2 of them after reconstruction – working, Water flows through the ancient water system (the truth, where the water comes from and where it then goes,No one knows).
3. The amphitheater is built into the rock in the Greek style 3/4 circle, as decoration used the local landscape.
4. Sagalassos in the library was built in 120 year BC. Neon Flavius ​​in honor of his father, and through 10 years after the construction of the library of Celsius (Efes). By the way, Library in Sagalassos became the prototype and analogue Library of Celsus in Ephesus. Currently, the library is well preserved and exhibited for viewing floor mosaic.
5. House City Council (Buleterion) vmeshtal 220 senators, built in 100 BC.
6. Gerun (Heroon) – unknown hero temple, bias 15 tantsovshtitsami, built in 1 at. BC, in the temple was set 4 meter statue of this hero.
7. In 165 y. BC. large Roman baths were built with swimming pools and a powerful heating system. In the Byzantine period the room for heating were used as public laundries. By the way, from the wreckage of the baths was recovered by archaeologists 200 tons of marble.
8. In 167 y. BC. in honor of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius grocery market it was built Makelum (Macellum). The architect was a noble citizen – Arij Publius Aquila. By the way, his wife left him for a fountain architect.
9. The house of an aristocrat in the rubble found a well-preserved purse with coins 6-7 century BC.
10. At the city stadium in the days of the Roman Empire, Christians were executed, and in the days of the Byzantine Empire in the same place at the stadium was built church.

Next – photos with the names of.

Neon library (Closed building on the right) and acting fountain (the left in the photo)

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Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

Neon library

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Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

View of the lower town

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upper agora

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Gerun (Heroon) – unknown hero temple

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Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

House City Council (Buleterion)

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The main and central fountain Anthony (named in honor of the emperor)

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Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

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Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

The area of ​​the upper agorih

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Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

arch Klaudisa – input in agora

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Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

Food market Makelum (Macellum)

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Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

The complex of the Roman baths

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Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

lower agora

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fountain of Hadrian (named in honor of the emperor)

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artifacts Sagalassosa

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Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

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Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

Sagalassos drevniy coup Pisidia (Sagalassos)

And finally,, Sagalassos – an unusual and atmospheric ancient city with a great history. Is it worth it to visit? definitely, YES.

The ancient city of Sagalassos (Sagalassos) on the map

Text and photos: Evgeny Nazarenko