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Sagalassos, Turkey

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The history of the ancient city of Sagalassos in written sources, begins with the conquest of Alexander the Great in 333 BC . After the death of Alexander the Great, the reign of the city remains for a short period of time to his predecessors. In 281 BC the Seleukoses took the control over the city.Between the years 188-133BC Attaloses became a part of the Kingdom of Pergamum. After 129 BC SagaRoman province Galatia. In the AD 5th -7th century successive earthquakes and especially Arab attacks the city started to lose population and in Sagalassos was pushed into the process of being abandoned.

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Taken on August 31, 2012