Aspendos or Aspendus was an ancient Greco-Roman city. It was situated on the Eurymedon River about 16 km inland from the Mediterranean Sea; it shared a border with, and was hostile to, Side. The wide range of its coinage throughout the ancient world indicates that, in the 5th century BC, Aspendos had become the most important city in

Pamphylia. At that time, according to Thucydides, the Eurymedon River was navigable as far as Aspendos, and the city derived great wealth from a trade in salt, oil and wool. Aspendos is known for having the best-preserved theatre of antiquity. With a diameter of 96m, it provided seating for 12,000. It was built in 155 by the Greek architect Zenon, a native of the city. Nearby stand the remains of a basilica, agora, nymphaeum and 15km of a Roman aqueduct.

Aspendos Yolu , 07500, Τουρκία
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