Tuesday, January 02, 2007


Although we spent the night in Iconium (now called Konya) there wasn’t much to see so we headed on towards Pisidian Antioch. I was amazed at the number of mosques in this city. There are hundreds of them. I later found out that Konya has the most number of mosques in all of Turkey.

Modern day Iconium

Along our way to Pisidian Antioch we paralleled the Via Sebaste, an ancient road connecting Perga to Pisidian Antioch to Iconium. The road dates back to the 6th century BC and is the road Paul would have taken on his first journey.

Emily standing on what is left of the Via Sebaste

When we arrived in Pisidian Antioch we first headed to a museum of artifacts from the area.

An early infant baptistry (notice the cross)

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