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History of Yalvac

History of Yalvac

Anatolia was successively a home for the civilizations of the Hittites, the Assyrians, the Lydians and the Persians. After Alexander the Great’s invasion, it became the home of still more civilizations, the results of which we can see today. Reflecting these developments, Yalvac’s inexhaustible love of culture and civilization continued as if it had set sail on the sea of hope.

Despite his youthfulness, Alexander’s military genius enabled him to conquer Anatolia in the course of his campaigns. Inspired by the teachings of famous philosophers and by the aspirations of his father, Phillip II of Macedon, he brought peace and security to the peninsula. After Alexander’s untimely death, the city of Antiocheia in Pisidia was founded on the southern side of the Sultan mountains by one of his generals, Seleukos, or possibly his son, Antiochos. In 39-36 BC, the city was ruled by Amyntas and it later was incorporated int