Take me back to Turkey Part 6 - Perge
Aspendos was a revelation! This is
the first theater I have ever seen complete with the back of the stage intact.
It is very ornate and gives a much better idea of what it must have looked like
originally. It is still used today for operas and plays. The theatre at Aspendos
is famous for its magnificent acoustics. Even the slightest sound made at the
centre of the orchestra can be easily heard as far as the uppermost galleries.
Aspendos, like most of the other Pamphylian cities, reached its height in the second and third centuries A.D. Most of the monumental architecture still visible here today dates to this golden age. Although the city was not on the coast, the river Eurymedon, on whose banks it was situated, allowed ships to reach it.
Take me to Turkey Part 8 - Museemevlana