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View of the eastern portion of the oval interior of the  third century B.C. gate. During the reign of Hadrian, Plancia Magna, ca. A.D. 121, who had spent a considerable portion of her fortune beautifying Perge, placed statues honoring herself, deities, emperors, and the founders of Perge  in the niches that are visible in the interior walls of this gate.

Portions of this magnificent set of statuary have been found and are on display in the museum in Antalya. To visit the museum — click here.

For a brief description of the significance of Perge click here