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Ancient Roman Hunting Scene

Ancient Roman Hunting Scene, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.blogspot.com.

Ancient Roman hunting scene. Roman sculpture of the Second Century AD at Anatolian Civilizations Museum at Ankara.

Sol Invictus at Archaeology Museum of Yalvac, Turkey

Sol Invictus of Antioch of Pisidia at Archaeology Museum of Yalvac near Konya, Turkey.

Sol Invictus ("Unconquered Sun") was the Roman state-supported sun god created by the emperor Aurelian in 274 and continued, overshadowing other Eastern cults in importance, until the abolition of paganism under Theodosius I. By far the earliest appearance of an inscription linking the unconquered emperor with the sun is the legend on a bronze phalera dated by its style to the second century, in the Vatican collections: INVENTORI LUCIS SOLI INVICTO AUGUSTO.

Thermae of Antioch in Pisidia

Thermae of Antioch in Pisidia, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.blogspot.com.The bath lies at the northwest corner of the city and the building did not receive much interest from researchers over the last 150 years. Most of them identified the building as an arched, colossal complex but none of them had anything to say about the function of the building. Seven section of the building have been unearthed by the excavations directed by Taşlıalan in recent years, but an important part of the complex, which is 70x55 m, is still buried and the plan is not yet clear. There is still some uncertainty whether the building is in fact a bath or not.

Men Ascaenus of Antioch in Pisidia

Men Ascaenus of Antioch in Pisidia, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.blogspot.com.

Men Ascaenus of Antioch in Pisidia at Yalvac Archaeology Museum

Men was an ancient god in the western interior parts of Anatolia. The roots of the Men cult may go back to Mesopotamia in the fourth millennium BC. Ancient writers describe Men as a local god of the Phrygians.

Sculpture at Antiochia in Pisidia

Sculpture at Antiochia in Pisidia, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.blogspot.com.

Pisidia was a region of ancient Asia Minor located north of Lycia, and bordering Caria, Lydia, Phrygia and Pamphylia. Ancient site of Antioch in Pisidia was also known as Antiochia in Phrygia, Land of King Midas. The city lies on a hill with its highest point of 1236 m. approximately 1 km northeast of Yalvac, the modern town of Isparta Province, Turkey.

Golden Roman Amphora at Yalvac Museum

Golden Roman Amphora at Yalvac Museum of Archaeology, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.blogspot.com.

Golden Roman Amphora at Yalvac Museum of Archaeology, ancient Antioch City in Pisidia, in todays Turkey.

Ancient Window of Antioch City in Pisidia

Antioch in Pisidia is a city in the Turkish Lakes Region, which is at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Aegean and Central Anatolian regions, and formerly on the border of Pisidia and Phrygia (Land of King Midas), hence also known as Antiochia in Phrygia. The site lies approximately 1 km northeast of Yalvaç, the modern town of Isparta Province. The city is on a hill with its highest point of 1236m in the north.