Basilica of St. John
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Aspendos boasts the best-preserved Roman theater in Turkey, and one of the best in the world. Once called Belkis, Aspendos was founded by the Hittites, but it was Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD) who ordered its great theater to be built. The theater is still used for performances today. The ruined city includes a substantial aqueduct and less impressive remains of an agora, basilica and stadium, and you can wander through the farmers' fields to find them, though it's the theater that you really want to see. We only visited the theater and the aqueduct. The remains of the Aqueduct are outside of the city walls.
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