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View looking down (south) at the Food Market (macellum) of Sagalassos.  P. Aelius Akulas, a local benefactor who had received the Roman citizenship under Hadrian, built the market at the end of the second century A.D.  It measures 70x70 ft. [21x21 m.] and was surrounded on three sides by colonnades and shops.  It was open to the south.  In the center was a circular structure 21 ft. [6.4 m.] in diameter; tholos) that may have been a fountain and/or a pool in which fish were kept for sale.

In the distance are mountains south of Sagalassos and the red roofs are houses in the village of Aglasun.

Information from the Sagalassos web site.