October 17, 2027
Perge was one of the important cities in antiquity. The founding of the city varies depending on the sources.
The inscriptions found in the Hellenistic gate refer to Calchas and Mopsus (from the Trojan Wars) and M. Plancius Varus and C. Plancius Varus, father and brother of Plancia Magna, from the 2nd century AD as well.
Apendos was originally built on the navigable river Eurymedon, on the mountain where the acropolis is today.
The oldest name of the city we know; Asiawanda (the land of the horses) in the old local Anatolian languages is now very famous for its most intact 2nd C AD Roman Theater and the aqueducts which are a rare feat of engineering.
The Theater was built by Zenon one of the most famous architects of the time in the 2nd century AD. It is known as the best preserved Roman Theater with very good acoustics with a capacity of 15,000 spectators.
It is known to hold 20 000 people nowadays when there are concerts by nationally and internationally famous orchestras of classical music and singers. There are concerts, plays and other entertainments through out the tourist season.
Side which means pomegranate in the old anatolian Sidetan language.
This is provided by the coins from the 6th C BC and three records from 3rd C BC. This language has not been deciphered yet two of the only three records found are bilingual.