Anatolia, Turkey: Aphrodisias

published 3 years ago by Rick Steves

The ancient city of Aphrodisias, in western Turkey, is a relatively recent excavation. The more they dig the more many archaeologists believe that Anatolia, rather than Mesopotamia, is the cradle of our civilization. At , you'll find money-saving travel tips, small-group tours, guidebooks, TV shows, radio programs, podcasts, and more on this destination.

Turkey fills the Anatolian peninsula in Anatolia is peppered with remnants of civilizations long gone and around here important sites are constantly being under. Aphrodisiacs is a relatively recent. The base. The more they dig the more many archaeologists believe that Anatolia rather than Mesopotamia further to the east is the cradle of our civilization. Well this site goes back much further what we see today is ancient Roman only about 2000 years old. This ornate gateway gives us a sense of the impressive cities former grandeur. And judging from it stadium this town was really into sports. This is a proper stadium one stadium long that's about 2 football fields. Events like athletic contests animal fights and gladiator sports packed house ...

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