This will be the Roman City re-built by Julius Caesar in 44 BC after the destruction of the Greek town by the Consul Lucius Mummius in 146 BC.
(Mummius' message to the Greeks was simple: "Enough of your bullshit...we are now in charge!) As was pointed out Mummius did not destroy the Temple of Apollo but did fairly well level the rest of the town.)
Caesar, though, apparently recognized that the location was just to good to pass up and so, like the other two cities the Romans destroyed, Carthage and Jerusalem, they re-cycled the sites. Always pragmatic, those Romans.
Anyway, this was our first view of the site from a distance.
There is a Byzantine fort on top of the mountain, which looked to be 1,000 feet high. I can't imagine it serving any military purpose. I could blockade the only road down with a troop of boyscouts!
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Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.
-- George Carlin