Happy Weekend Picture - ruins of Perge in Turkey

My Happy Weekend picture was taken during a visit to Turkey in 2007.

Travel History Ancient Times Perge Turkey
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At the picture you can see the ruins of Perge, also called
Perga.

It isn't a big surprise that the Greeks founded here a city. Perge had indeed
the ideal location.It was located between two rivers and outside the town,
on a hill, the Greeks built a temple dedicated to their godness Artemis.

Later Perge was very interesting in the eyes of Alexander the Great.
He occupied this city with a part of his army after quitting Phaselis.

Travel History Ancient Times Perge Turkey
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In 46 A.D. Apostle St. Paul visited Perge, this was noted in the acts of the
Apostles.

In the 4th.  century A.D. Perge was ruled by Constantine the Great and
then  it became an important center of Christianity.

So, this was my Weekend picture and a small History story. I wish you
all a very Happy Weekend and a good start of the brand new week. 

I also want to thank all my readers of this blog for their support, 
with the nice comments, 
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