The Ancient City of Laodicea

The Ancient City of Laodicea was established at a geographically very suitable point, south of the Lykos River. The name of the city is mostly mentioned in ancient sources as "Laodicea on the banks of Lykos".
According to other ancient sources, the city dates back to BC. Between the years 261-263 II. It was founded by Antiochus and the city was named after Antiochus' wife, Laodike. Laodicea is one of the most important and famous cities of Anatolia in the 1st century BC.

Structures of Laodicea:
Great Theatre: It was built in the Roman construction style, in accordance with the Greek theater type terrain, on the northeastern side of the ancient city. Its stage is completely destroyed, but its cavea and orchestra are in a very intact condition. It has a capacity of approximately 20,000 people.
Small Theatre: It is located about 300 meters northwest of the large theatre. It was built in Roman style, in accordance with the Greek theater type terrain. Its stage has been completely destroyed, and there are deteriorations in its cavea and orchestra. It is large enough to accommodate approximately 15,000 people.
Stadium and Gymnasium: It lies in the southwest of the city, in an east-west direction. The additional structures of the stadium and the gymnasium were built to form a unity. The stadium, built in 79 AD, is 350 meters long and 60 meters wide. The building, built in the form of an amphitheater, has 24 rows of seating steps. Most of it has been destroyed. MS. An inscription was found stating that the gymnasium, built in the 2nd century, was built by Proconsul Gargilius Antioius and dedicated to Emperor Hadrian and his wife Sabina.
Monumental Fountain: It is located on the corner of the city's main street and secondary street. It is a Roman period structure. It has a pool and niches built on two sides. It was repaired during the Byzantine period. Parliament Building: It is in the southwest of the city. The monumental building, which has a rectangular plan, extends in the east-west direction. The main entrance is on the east side.
Temple of Zeus: It is located in the eastern part of the columned street of the ancient city of Laodicea, between the small theater and the Nymphaeum.
Big Church: It was built adjacent to the street in the south of the columned street. Only some of the carrier sections remained standing.

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