Ancient aqueducts in Turkey
Antiochia ad Pisidiam





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Roman province: Pisidia  
Location: Yalvaç, Yalvaç county, Province Isparta  
The history of Antiochia in Pisidien:  

Antioch of Pisidia (Latin Antiochia ad Pisidiam, also Antiochia Caesarea or Colonia Caesarea) is one of several cities founded and named after Antiochos by selective rulers.
The Pisidic Antioch was built with settlers from Magnesia on a strategically favourable site near today's Yalvaç. After the foundation of the Roman province of Galatia, the city was re-established in 25 B.C. as a veteran colony called Colonia Caesarea Antiochia. Via the important military road via Sebaste it was connected with other Augustan foundations in Asia Minor. In the course of Diocletian's imperial reform, Antioch became the metropolis of the newly founded province of Pisidia.

The city quickly developed into one of the most important Roman cities in Asia Minor. Already in the 1st century A.D. several senators from Antioch can be proven.

Excavations in Antioch have uncovered a large Byzantine basilica, a theatre, a spa, fountains, an Augustus temple and an aqueduct. The museum in Yalvac houses finds from Antioch and the early history of the landscape.
Antioch in Pisidia is known for the missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul of Tarsus. In his honour, a large basilica was built in Byzantine times, which still bears his name today. The city is the end point of the Paul's Way, a hiking and pilgrimage trail that begins in Perge near Antalya.



Stones of the pressure pipe    
Photos: @chim, Monika P.    
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