Archaeology Travel, Asia Minor, Hadrian, Pamphylia, Turkey

Hadrian goes to Attaleia – images from Hadrian’s Gate at Antalya

Antalya was founded as Attaleia by Attalus II, King of Pergamum, around 150 BC with the aim of establishing a naval base. It is possible that the town was an expansion of an older settlement or was built on top of a pre-existing one, as 2008 excavations suggest. In 133 BC Attalus III, the last… Continue reading Hadrian goes to Attaleia – images from Hadrian’s Gate at Antalya