This morning in Bible class I taught about Antioch of Pisidia. Tonight I decided to share some pictures from my presentation and give you a quick tour of the site.
Here are the remains of a theater that was built during the Hellenistic period. This would have been in existence when Paul visited the city. The theater had 26 rows of seats and would hold more than 12,000 people.
There were also Roman baths in the city. Here we see the remains of the bath complex. I also like this picture as it shows the mountains in the distance. The citizens of the city had a very beautiful view.
There is some evidence that the basilica was built on top of the ruins of the synagogue where Paul preached his first sermon that was recorded in the Bible.
After visiting the city site we went to visit the aqueduct. The architecture of the aqueduct was amazing. I can just imagine the work that went into designing and building an aqueduct. It is amazing that so much of it is still standing more than 2,000 years later.
This is a long overdue post that was promised more than two years ago when I visited Antioch of Pisidia. See my post: A Long Drive to Antalya
I hope you enjoyed this little peek into the ruins of Antioch of Pisidia.