Located within Aksu (Antalya) nowadays; the ancient city of Perga has a rich history going back as far as the Bronze Age, during which a acropolis was built. Since then, the city came under the rule of many civilizations such as the Greeks, Persians, Athenians, the armies of Alexander the Great as well as the Diadochi Empire and the Romans. Perga was renown for the worship of Artemis, whose temple stood on a hill outside the town. During the reign of Constantine the Great (324-337); Perga became an important centre of Christianity, which is a status that it managed to managed to retain throughout the 5th and 6th centuries. Perga remained inhabited until the foundation of the Seljuk Empire, roughly around 1000 CE. Excavated continously since since 1946, it is a popular tourist destination that one must at least consider visiting.