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Approximately 4 Hours
Meals not included
Ancient Perge and Antalya's Archaeological Museum are excellent venues for understanding the lifestyle of early civilization in Turkey.
Perge is the best example of a complete Roman city in the Pamphylian plain, founded by Mopsus and Calchas in the 13th century BC. Perge flourished under the Selecuid Kings, when the city was fortified for the first time. In the Hellenistic period, Perge's prosperity was made in the coin minting industry. Artemis was the city's most important deity, and her image was commonly used in art and on coins. In the city, you will see the Roman Gate located on the outer wall, the Baths complex, located to the west courtyard before the Hellenistic gate and a horseshoe-shaped courtyard. Take in the marketplace which was once surrounded by shops.
Continue to Antalya's renowned Archaeological Museum whose different rooms display a variety of pottery, coins, mosaics, sculptures, costumes, sarcophagi and numerous artifacts found in nearby caves. A nomad's tent and several rooms from a typical Ottoman household showcase lifestyle eras of the region. Statues of the Greek gods, the Emperors Hadrian and Septius Serverus and their empresses are in found the Classics Hall. A stunning mosaic from Xanthos depicts the infant Achilles being dangled by his mother over the River Styx. Other exhibits include Stone Age relics from the Karain Caves, and a comprehensive ethnographical collection.
Wear comfortable walking shoes.