Ancient Philadelphia

Ancient Philadelphia

Ancient Philadelphia, modern Alaşehir, is a town located in Manisa Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. It was built in 189 BC by King Eumenes II of Pergamon. The remains of the 600 AD Byzantine basilica of St. John are considered to be the main archaeological attraction in the modern city. In early Christian times, Philadelphia was home to a significant Christian church, mentioned as one of the seven Churches of the Book of Revelation.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Manisa Province

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 2nd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Greek

Later Cultures: Hellenistic + Roman + Byzantine + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

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