Burdur Sagalassos

21-burdur_sagalasos_arkeolojik_oThe archaeological site of Sagalassos is located in southwest Turkey, near the present town of

Most of the buildings in Sagalassos are from the Hellenistic and Roman periods and are well preserved, one of which is the great theater with a capacity of 9,000 people.This is a theater built on the highest altitude in the world. The city has many tombs carved into the rocks, a library, Heroon, Bouleterion (city council), temples, baths, agoras (market place), and monumental fountains which are also intact or restored.

Many marble sculptures found during the excavations, belonging to the ancient gods such as Ares, Herakles, Hermes, Zeus, Athena and Poseidon and the colossal statues of the emperor Hadrian, emperor Marcus Aurelius, and Faustina, wife of the emperor Antoninus Pius, are one of the best examples of this art in Anatolia.